Cesare Casadei is set to become Chelsea’s latest signing, as not long after agreeing personal terms on a six-year contract, Chelsea have now also agreed financial terms for his transfer from Inter Milan. The 19-year-old highly rated midfielder should be joining this week, after going through all the customary steps and formalities, including a medical.
As per Fabrizio Romano, the agreed fee is €15m up front with another €5m in potential add-ons, which fits with Inter’s previously reported 20m asking price (sans any sort of buyback or transfer-related clauses).
Despite the significant fee, Casadei is unlikely to go straight into the Chelsea first-team, both for sporting and for administrative reasons — he needs a work permit in post-Brexit Britain, and that’s not a given in his case since he has a grand total of zero senior professional appearances to his name at the moment. We can apply for an exemption, but a loan, probably in Serie A, is the expected next step after his signing.
In any case, hail Cesar(e), who’s apparently a certified badass “savage” (“but in a good way”), walking uphill in snow both ways to training, or some such.
Chelsea are now set to sign Cesare Casadei, official bid has been sent and accepted by Inter as revealed in the last days - after personal terms agreed on a six year contract. #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 16, 2022
Fee: €15m & €5m add-ons. Casadei will be in London this week to undergo medical tests. pic.twitter.com/qhTZ2PgD5G