Chelsea’s transfer of New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic has been delayed due to difficulties in obtaining a working UK VISA.
The 23-year-old Serb was named as a finalist for the MLS Newcomer of the Year Award and the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award last season and has been scouted by Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, and FC Nantes, who had a $8m bid turned down for Petrovic by The Revs earlier this summer.
Djordje Petrovic still expected to complete Blues switch
According to Fabrizio Romano, Petrovic was expected to undergo a medical at Stamford Bridge today before completing a big-money move to Chelsea- with the fee expected to be in the region of $17.5m- an MLS record fee for a keeper.
Understand Djordje Petrović medical in London as new Chelsea player has been pushed to end of this week due to VISA application 🔵🇷🇸 #CFC
Medical was booked today but it will take place between Thursday and Friday.
No issues on €16m deal revealed and agreed on Monday. pic.twitter.com/xL3cVFqsl0
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 23, 2023
The medical has now had to be pushed back to the end of the week, however, with Petrovic expected to seriously rival new signing Robert Sanchez for the Chelsea number one spot following the summer departures of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy.