Video: Brazil Under-20 star who likes Chelsea scores wonder goal

Brazilian youth star Kenedy, who previously stated his affection for Chelsea, scored a fine goal.

Remember the name Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento – it’s not one you’ll easily forget, but it’s also the name of a striker who could one day become a superstar, as shown by a sensational goal for the Brazil Under-20 side.

Speaking in an interview with Footy Boots back in February 2013 on the eve of the Al Kass Cup youth tournament, the Fluminense youngster spoke of his desire to one day leave his homeland.

"Of course I am happy to play for Fluminense but it is my ambition to one day play in Europe", he said.

"I like Chelsea because of players like Oscar, David Luiz and Ramires. I like the whole team."

A move may still be some way off for the youngster, who was also linked with a move to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star, but Kenedy went some way to justifying the hype this week.

Picked as part of the Selecao squad for the Under-20 South American Championship, which is currently being held in Uruguay, the striker unleashed an absolute screamer for Brazil during a 2-0 win over Venezuela.

The goal came with the scores deadlocked at 0-0 and with just 18 minutes left on the clock.

Taking the ball on the left-hand side of the midfield, a little way past the half-way line, the striker twisted and turned before cutting inside and unleashing a venomous shot that beat the Venezuelan goalkeeper at his near post.

It was Kenedy’s first strike at the tournament and a goal that may have helped Brazil progress to the knock-out phase of the competition.

Still only 18, the striker has played 24 times for the Fluminense first-team scoring twice and will need to establish himself as a regular for Brazil at full international level before any move to Europe can be discussed.

For now though it could be wise for Chelsea fans to file Kenedy as “coming soon to a Premier League club near you” though whether it's with the Blues remains to be seen.

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