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Chelsea Set To Renew Their Efforts To Land This Gifted Keeper: One For The Future?

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In a recent report, Football.London claimed that Chelsea are set to renew their efforts to land Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina. It is understood that the Blues want to go back in for the United States youngster after failing to sign him earlier this year.

Slonina’s Impressive Rise At Chicago This Season

Slonina has done well to earn some first-team experience in the Major League Soccer this season and deserves credit for putting in some impressive displays as Chicago Fire’s primary keeper. The 18-year-old has conceded 17 goals and secured five clean sheets in 13 matches for the American outfit during this campaign on all fronts.

The talented teenager has caught the eye by averaging 1.3 clearances and 7.0 long balls per 90 minutes in Major League Soccer. However, he needs to take care of the ball a bit better when distributing possession from the back after completing 62.7% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

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Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on May 19, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images)
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Is Slonina A Prospect For The Future?

Slonina has proven himself to be a safe pair of hands at Soldier Field this season. He has got decent reflexes that help him make a few important saves at the back.

The American prospect doesn’t mind putting his foot through the ball when being chased down by the opposition. At the tender age of 18, he has already shown plenty of promising signs during his time with Chicago Fire FC.

Therefore, Chelsea should consider going all out to get a deal done for Slonina during this summer transfer period as he has got the potential to become a top player in his position someday.

The American sensation is undoubtedly a prospect to watch out for in the future. Hence, the Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel should consider bringing Slonina to Stamford Bridge ahead of the new campaign. Furthermore, the Chelsea boss would be a good candidate to oversee the American whizkid’s development in the coming seasons. Based on his form this season, Slonina could serve as a decent understudy to Edouard Mendy at the West London club if Tuchel is planning to build for the long run.

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