The dream start to Christian Pulisic’s career has turned into a bit of a nightmare this season at Borussia Dortmund. But, if reports are to be believed, he’s on his way to finding an exit door from the current Bundesliga table toppers.
According to the well-known German publication BILD, the U.S. International has agreed to personal terms with Chelsea FC ahead of a potential transfer that would take place this summer.
No terms of the deal have been leaked, but you can bet that Roman Abramovich will be putting a lot of 0’s in the kid from Hershey’s bank account should the transfer be completed.
Personal terms are 50% of completing a transfer, the other half is what stands in the way of Pulisic officially becoming a Chelsea player, that’s the transfer fee itself.
Many reports have surfaced over the last few years about what Dortmund’s price tag for the highly-rated American is. Some publications have said it’s as high as €70 million. However, with Pulisic’s decline in form this season, it’s now being reported by BILD that Dortmund would accept a bid of around €50 million.
While that fee would more than double the highest transfer fee ever paid for an American, the quick decline in asking price just goes to show you how Pulisic is trending in the eyes of Dortmund and the transfer market.
Unfortunately, this saga began in the preseason when Pulisic and his camp decided to cut off negotiations with Dortmund on a new contract. His form and playing time dipped once the Bundesliga season began. That coupled with the emergence of a new young superstar in the form of Jadon Sancho has left Pulisic on the outside looking in.
Chelsea is an interesting possible destination for the young hope of U.S. Soccer. While playing time could be hard to come by with two proven wingers already established in the team, both Pedro and Willian are aging. There’s also the matter of a possible transfer ban hanging over Stamford Bridge.
The London club have been after Pulisic for quite some time. It’s hard to envision them shelling out over $50 million and not giving him every opportunity to succeed. The remaining questions become, is the style of play that Chelsea play and the overall style of play displayed in the Premier League conducive to Pulisic?
Let us know in the comments what you think about this. Is Chelsea a good fit for Christian?