It looks like Chelsea have their second signing of the summer.
It’s not the most exciting deal, but it’s a decision nonetheless, and apparently accepted by Todd Boehly himself.
Fabrizio Romano reports tonight that Chelsea have a “verbal agreement” with Chicago Fire for Gabriel Slonina, a player they were close to signing in January.
Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement with Chicago Fire for Gabriel Slonina, after direct talks between Todd Boehly and the MLS club. €10m plus add-ons, he would remain at Chicago on loan. 🔵🇺🇸 #CFC
Chelsea are expected to submit a formal offer this week in order to complete the deal. pic.twitter.com/965dJHuI6w
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 11, 2022
There are more details of the move now – it will be £10m and the goalkeeper will remain on loan at the Chicago Fire. It’s another new league to watch with the loan army right away as their season continues.
The teenage goalkeeper is one of MLS’s brightest talents, and it appears the previous scouting team’s advice on his abilities has been heeded by the new owner.
We’re in between batting with Edouard Mendy in place for years potentially, but the competition is never bad. This could be a deal that takes a few years to come to fruition.