Chicago Hearth goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina has agreed to affix Chelsea and can signal a contract till 2028 earlier than heading again to Main League Soccer.
Slonina is considered one of MLS’ most fun abilities, conserving ten clear sheets to this point this season from 23 begins, and has been linked with a few of Europe’s prime golf equipment.
Actual Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have all proven an curiosity within the teenager, however Chelsea have put collectively a switch package deal price $15m together with add-ons, making him the fifth largest outgoing switch in MLS historical past.
Slonina has earned rave evaluations however is one for the long run at Stamford Bridge, with Edouard Mendy the agency primary proper now. He has earned two appearances for the US Below-20s however is but to function for the senior outfit.
The 18-year-old will likely be Chelsea‘s third main signing of the summer season following offers for Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, however they’re additionally concentrating on Spanish defender Marc Cucurella.
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Brighton had been initially coping with Manchester Metropolis, who pulled out as a result of Seagulls’ £50m asking worth, however Chelsea don’t have any qualms reaching that determine and 90min understands they’re more and more assured of finishing a deal.