‘Why Chelsea moved quickly to sign Pulisic in £57.6m deal’
Christian Pulisic is now a Chelsea player after the club confirmed the signing of the Borussia Dortmund ace for £57.6m yesterday, writes www.football.london.Impressing in the Bundesliga ever since making his debut for the German giants in 2016, the United States international has been tipped to seal a move to the Premier League for some time.Chelsea and Liverpool have both been heavily linked with the player in recent months, while Arsenal had been mentioned regarding a shock move over the past week.
However, it is the Blues who have moved quickly to complete the signing of the talented player.Although Pulisic becomes a Chelsea player with immediate effect, the Blues have decided to loan him back to Dortmund for the remainder of the current season.Speaking to Chelsea’s official website following the arrival of the winger, director Marina Granovskaia stated that the youngster can become a very important player for the Blues over the next few years.
“We are delighted to have signed one of Europe’s most sought-after young players,” she said.“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.
“We look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge in the summer and wish him and Dortmund every success for the remainder of the season.”Taking to his Twitter account following the move, Pulisic has stated that it is a “privilege” to join the FA Cup holders.
“In summer of 2019, I move on to Chelsea and a new competition, the English Premier League,” said the 20-year-old.“It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world class players.“Looking forward to working with Maurizio Sarri and his technical team.”
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