New Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic has admitted he is yet to speak to head coach Maurizio Sarri after securing his high-profile move from Borussia Dortmund.
The £57.7 million deal sees Pulisic become the most expensive American in football history. Apart from that, he also becomes Chelsea’s third most expensive signing. Pulisic will spend the remainder of the season with Dortmund before moving to west London in the summer.
Sarri Yet to Talk with Pulisic
In a rather surprising revelation, Sarri claimed last week that he was not aware of the United States international’s move going on until it was done. On the other hand, Pulisic reveals that he is yet to have a conversation with the Blues boss. the 20-year-old stated he is just focused on Dortmund despite his impending move to west London in the summer.
“No, nothing like that. Like I said, I’ve been here and playing with Dortmund the whole time and I’ve been focused here, but I’ll be really excited once the time comes,” said the United States international forward.
Pulisic Not Resting on Laurels Ahead of Summer
Despite only having had a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga giants, Pulisic’s high-value stock meant Chelsea needed to splash the cash in order to secure his signature on a five-and-a-half-year deal. Yet despite his steady rise, this season sees Pulisic start less regularly. The emergence of Jadon Sancho meant the American played fewer minutes than he would have liked this term. However, Pulisic understands that when it comes to pre-season training next summer, that would not play a part.
“You have to go in and earn your spot and prove you are worthy of being on the field,” added Pulisic. The forward also believes Sarri would play him on the flanks when he finally lines up at Stamford Bridge.
“I think they definitely see me in one of the wider areas, but I think they also know that I can play kind anywhere across the attack. So I’m ready for wherever I need to be filled in really.”
Pulisic’s arrival, while welcome, certainly caused a ripple at the club with Eden Hazard and Callum Hudson-Odoi particularly affected. The former may decide to finally fulfil his lifelong dream of moving to Real Madrid. On the other hand, the latter may opt to accept Bayern Munich’s offer this January.
The 20-year-old rose to football stardom following his breakout season with Dortmund in 2016. Pulisic also took on the mantle as the next great hope for the United States football team. The young superstar represents Chelsea’s commitment to building for the future.