Chelsea will be gaining a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window, a deal that was already done back in the summer.
The club have a current situation with their own goalkeepers and neither futures of Kepa Arrizabalaga or Edouard Mendy are what you can call nailed on as such.
Gabriel Slonina was signed from Chicago Fire in the summer and then loaned back to his club until the end of their season in the MLS, which happens to be in January.
There has been a lot being said about what the plans will be for Slonina and whether he will be ready to come in straight away and compete for a starting spot at Chelsea, or whether he will be sent out on another loan move for his development.
To be honest the latter is what appears to be most realistic right now, and former USA goalkeeper Brad Friedel agrees.
Brad Friedel: "I know Slonina well. I have watched him a lot. He is one for a long way ahead. I would assume they would be looking for loans for him. There is a long way to go to be Chelsea's number one. I would assume they purchased him as a project for the future."
— Vince™ (@Blue_Footy) September 22, 2022