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Chicago Fire goalkeeper Slonina feels ready for Chelsea move

Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina feels ready for his move to Chelsea.

Having already agreed to a move with Chelsea set to take place once the season ends, Slonina will be leaving his home state of Illinois for a bigger and tougher league.

The Blues spent $15million to bring the goalkeeper to London in one of the most expensive moves for a MLS academy product ever.

Slonina joins Chelsea in January of 2023 and said: "I'm super excited just to be in that environment and see what it's like in the Premier League.

"How the coach acts when we win, when we lose, what's the locker room look like? Just that level of pressure, I can't wait to be in there and be in that environment because I think you're going to learn from every single person there."

He also told the The Call Up podcast: "The path that they showed me and presented me while I was talking to them was something I really liked.

"They really focused on a player's development and making sure they're seeing the right things, playing games and getting minutes. Because obviously for a young goalkeeper, that's super important.

"You can train a lot, but you still have to see those game minutes and everything. I was drawn to the fans, to the location of where it's at. And it's Chelsea, so it was a no-brainer."

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