Cristian Cuevas, the Chilean Under-20 international winger, has today completed his move from O’Higgins to Chelsea.
The 18 year-old officially signed his Blues contract this afternoon, having agreed to join the club way back at the start of 2013 following a successful winter trial period. Capable of playing anywhere on the left side of the pitch, he is arguably most adept in an attacking role and possesses great pace and determination.
It has been a hectic few months for the youngster from Rancagua as he broke into his club’s senior team on a regular basis towards the end of their season as well as earning a full international call-up under manager Jorge Sampaoli for a friendly against Brazil. He remained an unused substitute and is therefore still yet to debut, but did feature at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, where a red card in the opening game against Egypt cut his tournament rather short.
Chelsea’s Head Scout in the Americas, Jorge Alvial, has recently claimed that Cristian will likely head out on loan ahead of the 2013-14 season, with affiliates Vitesse Arnhem amongst those linked with the player. However, with another left-sided player already stationed there in Patrick van Aanholt, alternative arrangements may be considered.