As Chelsea foresaw a possible post Eden Hazard era, they conjured up a £57.5m trade deal for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic. The young American starlet who had long been on Liverpool and Manchester United’s radar, agreed to sign with Chelsea and will be loaned back to Dortmund for the rest of the season despite struggling game time lately.
With the Belgian star Hazard’s ongoing contemplation over signing long-term contract with Real Madrid, many football critics believe that bringing in Pulisic into the picture would cement Hazard’s leave for good.
Pulisic has publicly made known that he desires to play in the Premier League and has since refused to sign a contract extension, which puts Dortmund into a lose-lose situation and had no choice but to seal the deal rather than letting him Pulisic leave on the Bosman ruling in 2020. Moreover, having English star Jason Sancho leading the Black and Yellows to the top of the tables in the absence of Pulisic had shadowed and limited potential game time and features for the 20-year-old. Pulisic’s departure was significant enough to Dortmund’s depth and run for the Bundesliga title hence the loan back until summer.
Starting afresh in Chelsea, the outcome may be beneficial for both Chelsea and the young player. With Chelsea facing goal deficiencies, Maurizio Sarri is currently prioritizing inspirational wingers to play alongside Alvaro Morata and Oliver Giroud. Rumor has it that the London club might be looking to sign Gonzalo Higuain and Callum Wilson to bolster the offense.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We are delighted to have signed one of Europe’s most sought-after young players. Christian has shown his quality during a fantastic spell in Germany and at just 20, we believe he has the potential to become an important Chelsea player for many years to come.”Leave a comment