Miazga's contract with MLS is set to expire after the upcoming 2016 season, so the single-entity league are likely ready to cash out on the promising young player before that happens. The transfer fee is reportedly for $5 Million, which could end up being a complete steal for Chelsea.
The 20-year-old is massive physical presence, standing 6 foot, 4 inches tall. His size doesn't mean he's an immobile traffic cone either. He's very nimble on his feet for such a big player. His technique could be described as adequate with room for improvement. The most exciting tool in the American's arsenal is his distribution out of the back. For a strong center back, it's rare to see such precise passing from a deep position like Miazga possesses. The biggest area that the youngster needs to work on is his defensive awareness.
Jurgen Klinsmann granted Miazga his U.S. national team debut in a World Cup qualifier in November, cap-tying him to the United States. He is a dual-citizen with a passport for Poland, which means he won't have to apply for a work permit to join Chelsea.
It's obvious that this move is aimed for long term success with a loan almost a certainty. With John Terry's future at the club a question mark it won't hurt to have a promising young talent waiting in the wings ready to contribute. In the meantime, Miazga will make a great addition to the Chelsea Loan Army.