Chelsea Sign Renato Veiga From Basel

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Chelsea have signed Portuguese 2003-born talent Renato Veiga from Swiss club, Basel.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Blues have agreed both personal and club terms for Renato Veiga with the deal set to be sealed soon.

Renato Veiga

Veiga is expected to undergo Chelsea medical and sign contract as the club’s new addition. Basel are set to pocket €14m/€15m from the move.

The 20-year-old will pen down an eight-year contract with the Blues till 2032, according to reports. He is Chelsea’s newest and sixth addition to the club so far this summer.

The Blues’ have been proactive in the transfer window, signing a bunch of talents to add to the club’s talent pool ahead of the new campaign.

Leading the list of the club’s new addition this summer is Tosin Aderabioyo from Fulham, Estevao Willian from Palmeiras, Marc Guiu, Omari Kellyman, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

Renato Veiga career

Renato Veiga is a Portuguese professional footballer, currently a Basel Football Club player but set to complete a move to Chelsea in the Premier League. Veiga is known for his flexibility. He primarily plays as a defensive midfielder but can also deputize on defensive duties as a left-back or center-back.

Renato Veiga

Veiga began his career at the age of 7 in 2010, playing for Sporting CP Youth from 2010 to 2013. He then moved to Real S.C Academy in 2013 and nursed his career at the outfit for 6 years before returning to Sporting CP Academy in 2019 where he would subsequently sign his first professional football contract and began a full-blown professional football career.

Following his return to Sporting CP, he quickly rose through the ranks and made his first senior career appearance with the club’s reserve team in 2021.

Notably, Veiga could not break into Sporting CP’s first team after 31 appearances with the reserve team over his two-year spell. Towards the end of his spell with the reserve team, he was loaned to Bundesliga outfit, Augsburg, where he registered 13 Bundesliga appearances.

Initially, Veiga was expected to spend the 2023-24 season with Augsburg but the club decided to end the loan deal prematurely after six months. Reports claim the club opted for the termination of the loan deal after the player failed to pass the mark in his 13 appearances.

After the deadlocked loan spell with Augsburg, Swiss club, Basel, signed the Portuguese for £4.6million on a four-year deal. At Basel, he made 23 league appearances, scoring two goals.

Renato Veiga stats

Veiga is still at the nascent stages of his career. He has played for only three clubs in his professional career – Sporting CP reserve team, Augsburg, and Basel. He tallied 34 appearances with 4 goals in all competitions for Sporting CP B, 13 for Augburg, and 26 with 2 goals for Basel.

Overall, he has made 70 club appearances, scoring 6 goals. The youngster has yet to make an appearance for Portugal’s senior national team but has played for the country’s U-19s, U-20s, and U-21s

Renato Veiga Chelsea contract

Renato Sanchez is set for a lengthy career chapter with Chelsea. He has agreed to an 8-year contract with the club till 2032.

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