It looks like Chelsea have their second signing of the summer.
It’s not the most exciting deal, but it’s a move nonetheless, and one apparently agreed by Todd Boehly himself.
Fabrizio Romano is tonight reporting that Chelsea have a “verbal agreement” with Chicago Fire for Gabriel Slonina, a player they were close to signing in January.
Chelsea have reached verbal agreement with Chicago Fire for Gabriel Slonina, after direct talks between Todd Boehly and MLS club. 10m deal plus add-ons, he’d stay at Chicago on loan. ??? #CFC
Chelsea are expected to submit official bid this week in order to get the deal done. pic.twitter.com/965dJHuI6w
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 11, 2022
There are more details about the move now – it will be £10m, and the goalkeeper will stay on loan at Chicago Fire. That’s another new league to follow with the loan army right away, given their season is going on.
The teenage goalkeeper is one of the brightest talents in MLS, and it seems like the previous scouting team’s advice on his abilities have been heeded by the new ownership.
We’re set between the stick with Edouard Mendy in place for years potentially, but competition is never bad. This might be a deal that takes a few years to come good.