Reports coming out of Barcelona and Ecuador suggest Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Barcelona youngster Josimar Quintero.
Chelsea are believed to have offered the 16-year-old 120,000 euros per year which incredibly is 10 times his current wage at Barcelona.
Quintero was born in Ecuador but has lived in Catalonia since the age of five and has been pinpointed as a youngster with promise for some time, earning the inevitable comparisons with Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia as both play on the wing.
Reports from the Catalan press on Quintero are hugely positive, comparing him to Andres Iniesta and describing the youngster as disciplined, hardworking and humble.
There are suggestions that Chelsea’s London rivals Spurs and Arsenal are looking to hijack the deal for Quintero but a deal is expected to be confirmed at the end of the season.
Surprisingly enough, there is no video evidence of Josimar Quintero online as far as we can see, pictures are included above and below.