Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has praised the club's young forward Lucas Piazon and claimed the versatile Brazilian had a bright future ahead of him.
The 18 year old, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Brazilian club Sao Paulo last summer, came on as a substitute and scored a late equaliser in a pre-season friendly against French side Paris Saint Germain (PSG), in New York, on Sunday. Fellow Brazilian Ramires provided the youngster with the assist.
"He is still a young boy but he has been very impressive in training and in these friendly games. Playing up front as the striker is not his natural position, but in these two games he did very well and he scored a very good goal tonight. He is certainly one to watch for the future," the club's Web site quoted Di Matteo as saying.
The game was Piazon's second senior appearance for the Blues, following his first team debut against Major League Soccer (MLS) side Seattle Sounders earlier in the tour, and he was understandably delighted with the achievement.
"It was good for me, it was special, to score in my second game. The debut in Seattle was special too but this one was even more, so I am very happy. It was a nice goal, made in Brazil! Rami and me try to do this in training so it was really good to achieve it," Piazon said.
Piazon and the European champions will next play an MLS All-Star team, on 25 July.
Pay Full Value or Forget about Him
Meanwhile, Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has insisted Chelsea meet his side's valuation of winger Victor Moses if they want to sign him. The Blues have been strongly linked with the Nigerian attacker but are understood to be hesitating at the £10m valuation.
Three player/cash bids have already been rejected this summer and Whelan maintains that while he will not stand in the way of Moses leaving, he expected full value for his 21 year old star.
"They need to pay the brass up front - we don't want any part-exchange deals they have offered. Victor is one of the most exciting young talents around, so little wonder Chelsea want him, but if they want him they are going to have to pay the price," Whelan told the Guardian.
"We are not interested in picking up one of their players on loan or in part-exchange. They know the price for Moses. We are looking to reach £10m. If that means £8m cash and some add-ons, that fine, as the lad knows that we want him to stay but that we won't stand in his way either," he added.