South American Chelsea prospect Josimar Quintero nets first goal since Barcelona exit

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Once part of the Barcelona La Masia youth setup, Josimar Quintero signed for Chelsea over the summer and is off the mark in the UEFA Youth League.

Chelsea youth prospect Josimar Quintero has made an excellent start to life with the Pensioners after netting in the Blues' UEFA Youth League clash with Porto.

The game marked the 17-year-old’s first start for the club since moving to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona.

Regarded as one of the hottest prospects to emerge from the famed La Masia youth system, the Ecuadorian was – according to the Metro - the subject of interest from Arsenal and Lyon.

However it was Chelsea who won the race to sign the young attacker who usually operates out wide and is known for his speed and excellent dribbling ability.

Having signed a three-year contract with the Pensioners, Quintero has wasted little time in getting off the mark with a fine goal against the Blues’ Portuguese opponents.

Put clean through on the Porto goal by teammate Tammy Abraham, the South American starlet finished the move off in style, lifting the ball over onrushing ‘keeper Felipe Ferreira.

Dubbed by some in the media as the new Antonio Valencia, on the basis of this goal alone Quintero could be one to watch in the future for Chelsea.

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