Gabriel Slonina agrees on private phrases with Chelsea; official bid ready

Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina has agreed on private phrases with Premier League large Chelsea, 90min can affirm.

As revealed by 90min in January, {the teenager} has been attracting consideration from Europe for a while now. Slonina’s representatives met golf equipment from Italy and Germany, as effectively as Atletico Madrid, whose metropolis rivals Real Madrid additionally confirmed critical curiosity.

But it rapidly grew to become clear that the Premier League can be Slonina’s vacation spot, with London giants Chelsea desirous to carry the USMNT prospect on board.

90 min sources say that Slonina has agreed on private phrases with Chelsea and that Chicago Fire has been knowledgeable in regards to the state of affairs. The Blues will now formally place a $ 10 million (£ 8.5 million) bid for the MLS aspect – the very best price ever paid for an American goalkeeper.

Should the transfer go by way of, Slonina will stay on mortgage at Fire to proceed to realize the primary workforce’s expertise.

Still simply 18, Slonina has made a speedy rise over the previous 12 months, profitable the No. 1 jersey with the Chicago Fire and making 31 appearances for the membership thus far, and has already saved a clear sheet at 12.

Slonina is restricted to numerous youth ranges for the United States and has been referred to as to Gregg Berhalter’s senior camp on a number of events, though he has not but participated. The teenager additionally obtained a name to the Polish nationwide workforce early this 12 months, however ultimately declined to vow his future to the United States.

Slonina’s kind has been so spectacular that he has even made comparisons to the enduring Gianluigi Buffon from USMNT legend Tony Meola.

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