A 6-year long contract ensures Gabriel Slonina is tied down for the long term.
Chelsea have made official the signing of teenage goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire. The Blues confirmed the deal on their official website.
The 18-year-old wonder kid has been a starter for the Fire all season and will stay there until the end of MLS, arriving at Chelsea to join his new teammates in January.
Official, confirmed. Gabriel Slonina joins Chelsea on permanent deal, contract valid until June 2028. 🔵🇺🇸🤝 #CFC
Here Slonina with his agent Jaime Garcia – Chelsea are paying $15m add-ons included. Slonina stays at Chicago Fire until January 1. pic.twitter.com/3dsAqLkXKm
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 2, 2022
A 6-year long contract ensures he’s tied down for the long term, and we look forward to seeing his development in more detail when he makes the leap to a top 5 European League eventually.
Slonina joins Carney Chukwuemeka and Omari Hutchinson as 18-year-old talents snapped up by the North London club this summer.