It has been confirmed that Chelsea’s Brazilian fullback Wallace has agreed a season-long loan to Serie A side Inter Milan.
Jose Mourinho revealed that the 19-year-old would be going out on loan earlier in the summer as he would not be able to get a work permit to play for the Blues this season and also in order to aide his development.
It’s an interesting opportunity for Wallace, who signed for Chelsea from Brazilian side Fluminense, as he has a good chance of breaking into an Inter side that is in need of some work after finishing down in ninth last season.
Mourinho took Wallace as part of the squad that travelled to the Asia leg of our pre season tour and made his first appearance against Singha All-Star XI in Bangkok. In that game he was a bit of a handful with his pace and earned a penalty which was scored by Romelu Lukaku. Even though they were only friendlies and the opposition wasn’t top quality Wallace looked good during the tour and showed the sort of promising signs you would hope to see in an energetic and attacking right-back.
I wouldn’t usually watch much Italian football but may make an exception and watch a few of Inter’s games next season to see how Wallace shapes up in competitive matches.
Wallace has got a little experience when it comes to winning things as he helped his former side Fluminense lift the 2012 league championship, he made 18 appearances during the campaign. He also featured for the Brazil under-20 side that won this summer’s Toulon Tournament in France.