Within the next 24 hours Chelsea are set to compete the £3.5million signing of New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga.
Miazga had been in U.S. camp ahead of there upcoming friendlies against Iceland and Canada, but he left the team this week to have his medical which he passed yesterday. His expected to put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Guus says Matt Miazga will be a squad player when his deal is finalised and the manager will assess his qualities in training. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 29, 2016
Chelsea have been watching the young centre-back for some time as his highly rated in Major League Soccer. The 20-year-old joined the Red Bulls Academy in 2009 and has progressed through the ranks at the club, making his first-team debut in 2013.
Blues boss Guus Hiddink admitted today he is looking forward to working with Miazga in training.
Hiddink said: “We’re not rushing, but he will be one of the squad members for the future. A young guy stepping up. We’ll see what he is capable of in training – let’s see if he can adapt to the high demands of this club and the Premier League.”
The defender will provide competition for John Terry, Kurt Zouma and Gary Cahill, who revealed this week he was considering his future at the club after not getting enough game time.