Welcome back to Pulisic and Stripes dot com, your one-stop shop for all things Pulisic. The silly tabloids are at it again with the Christian Pulisic transfer rumors.
Last week the hot gossip was that Liverpool were increasing their efforts to sign the 18-year-old after an injury to Philippe Coutinho. Only to be told not to waste their time by Borussia Dortmund’s Sporting Director.
This week we’ve reached a whole new level of silly season talk. Italian outlet calciomercato.com is now reporting that both of North London’s most bitter rivals are now joining the chase to sign Pulisic. Yep, where ever one goes, the other follows. Tottenham and Arsenal are said to be joining Liverpool in the efforts to pry the USMNT prodigy away from Dortmund.
The likelihood of this still seems remote at best. But it’s always fun to laugh about crazy rumors, especially when new big-name clubs emerge out of the silly season wreckage.
Seth Vertelney of Goal.com made a good point on Twitter about all the Pulisic transfer rumors and why they may not be as crazy as we think.
Pulisic is obviously the real deal, but don't underestimate the "breaking into the U.S. market" factor either https://t.co/Z7KYZJgAkW— Seth Vertelney (@svertelney) December 7, 2016
Yes, Pulisic is a very exciting talent. However, you just know one of these big clubs are ready to cash in on the American market. They see all the attention that Pulisic is getting from media and supporters. If a club like Arsenal, Spurs, or Liverpool could land him and center a marketing campaign around him the amount of new fans they could reach in the United States would be immense.
That’s both encouraging and concerning. Are these clubs just seeing dollar signs and marketing opportunities when looking at Pulisic? Will they invest in his long term future like Dortmund have?
These are all questions that Christian and his advisers must answer before making any tough decisions.