Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic reportedly set for Chelsea switch

New England Revolution

The reported switch sum could be a document for an MLS goalkeeper.

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Djordje Petrovic making a save for the Revolution in a Leagues Cup match in opposition to Liga MX aspect Queretaro FC. AP Photograph/Mark Stockwell

The Revolution look set to rejoin the goalkeeper market barely a yr after Matt Turner’s departure, as Djordje Petrovic is reportedly on the verge of a significant transfer to English membership Chelsea.

The phrases, based on multiple reports, embody a switch charge from the Premier League membership to New England price between $17 and $20 million. If accomplished — the deal is about to be finalized Wednesday pending a medical — it will be the biggest charge ever paid for an MLS goalkeeper.

Petrovic, 23, has been thought of top-of-the-line goalkeepers within the league since arriving from FK Cukaricki of the Serbian SuperLiga in April of 2022 as a substitute for Turner (his predecessor, who New England offered to Arsenal for $7 million). Provided that the Revolution paid simply $1 million for him, the cope with Chelsea would symbolize a significant revenue for the membership.

Nonetheless, good enterprise doesn’t at all times align with the brief time period focus of making an attempt to win MLS Cup (the Revolution are presently second within the Japanese Convention).

If Petrovic have been to go away for Chelsea instantly after agreeing to phrases (as opposed to some earlier New England outgoing transfers, through which the participant remained with the membership till the tip of the MLS season), it will imply the Revolution might want to discover a substitute goalkeeper underneath lower than best circumstances.

The MLS switch window closed earlier in August, which means that the Revolution are promoting with out having the ability to purchase. In line with Seth Macomber of The Blazing Musket, 34-year-old free agent goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík is predicted to signal as a stopgap substitute.

Vaclík, a Czech worldwide who has 54 caps for his nation’s nationwide workforce, final performed for English Championship aspect Huddersfield City. His earlier expertise included tenures at Basel, Sevilla, and Olympiacos.

The Revolution haven’t performed since dropping to Liga MX aspect Queretaro FC within the Leagues Cup on Aug. 7. New England will lastly make a return to the sector on Saturday (Aug. 26) in opposition to Montreal. Kickoff is about for 7:30 p.m. because the workforce’s MLS common season will get again underway.