MLS goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic is expected to sign with Chelsea, according to reports

Aug 24, 2023

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LONDON, England – Djordje Petrovic, the goalie for the New England Revolution, is close to being signed by Chelsea, according to sources who spoke to ESPN. The transfer fee could reach £14 million ($18 million).

Prior to a deal worth an initial £12.5m with an additional £1.5m in add-ons, the 23-year-old is anticipated to have a medical in the upcoming days.

Following the loan moves of Kepa Arrizabalaga to Real Madrid and Edouard Mendy to Al Ahli, Chelsea anticipates Petrovic to face off against Robert Sánchez for the No. 1 spot.

Matt Turner, who left the MLS to join Arsenal last summer before transferring to Nottingham Forest earlier this month, was replaced by Petrovic, who has made 43 appearances for the Revolution. Turner previously played for the Revolution.

Gabriel Slonina, an American goalkeeper who Chelsea also acquired from the Chicago Fire last summer, was loaned back to the club before agreeing to a short-term deal with Belgian Pro League team K.A.S. Eupen for the current campaign.

However, considering that Mauricio Pochettino only has the injured Marcus Bettinelli and the 20-year-old Lucas Bergstrom to choose from, Chelsea will keep Petrovic with the first-team squad. In order to fill in for Sanchez, Bergstrom started Chelsea’s first two Premier League games against West Ham and Liverpool from the bench.

Chelsea now holds the record for the largest summer transfer expenditure in history thanks to their continued spending binge that has now surpassed the astounding sum of £340 million. Chelsea’s unprecedented financial commitment to the sport is evidence of their commitment to improving the talents of their team.

In a related development, Newcastle United made a key move by hiring Lewis Hall, a young defender from Chelsea. A one-year loan agreement with an intriguing option to make it permanent was revealed in the statement on Tuesday, subject to Hall’s performance reaching the required standards.

Hall, who has been a Chelsea player since he was just eight years old, has progressively climbed the ranks to become a respected full-back at the age of 18. His adventure began with his senior debut in January 2022, and he has since made 12 appearances for the club in various competitions.

Hall is the sixth player Newcastle has brought in as part of this window’s transfers. Eddie Howe, the team manager, gave his approval to the acquisition and stated his satisfaction in bringing the youthful potential to the team. Hall has been a dynamic addition who is in line with the club’s goals thanks to his versatility, exceptional potential, and eminent caliber.
The England under-21 player, who exudes the passion of a true Newcastle fan, will start this new phase of his career wearing the No. 20 jersey. Hall’s move from Chelsea to Newcastle not only represents a new beginning for him but also emphasizes the complex web of talent movement in the football scene.

The football community is watching these transfers to see what effect these young players will have on their new sides. The historical spending by Chelsea and the tactical purchases made by Newcastle give a vivid picture of the shifting dynamics in the world of football transfers. The stage is set for Lewis Hall to demonstrate his abilities and support Newcastle’s football goals with his new shirt on.

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