Chelsea FC not only brings a top talent to Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel can look forward to two new players.
Busy evening at Chelsea FC: First, the Blues and Aston Villa agreed on the transfer of Carney Chukwuemeka, then the signing of Gabriel Slonina was announced.
Both are young talents with great prospects.
The 18-year-old Chukwuemeka is close to signing: The youngster was given permission to travel to London in order to clarify the final contract details with Chelsea and to undergo a medical check at the club of starting coach Thomas Tuchel.
Slonina is already one step further, the US-American arrives in England from the MLS club Chicago Fire. However, the goalkeeper, who is also only 18 years old, will initially be loaned to his current club and will not join the Blues until the beginning of 2023.
Many top clubs wanted Chelsea’s new midfield talent
Tuchel will also be getting a new central midfielder in Chukwuemeka shortly. The Austrian-born right-footer is considered one of the greatest talents in Europe and will receive a contract until 2028 – writes transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, among others. The transfer fee is said to be 18 million euros.
At Aston Villa, the Briton came through all the youth teams and recently also gained experience with the professionals. So far, he has made 14 appearances in the Premier League.
Various top clubs such as FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to have been interested in Chukwuemeka. In the meantime, there were also rumours of interest from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
Chukwuemeka is the Blues’ third new signing after Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.