Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he was caught unaware by the Blues’ signing of Christian Pulisic. Pulisic joined the Blues on Tuesday from Borussia Dortmund and was immediately loaned back to the Bundesliga club for the rest of the season.
He will arrive at Stamford Bridge on a full-time basis at the end of the season. Pulisic is regarded as one of the best up and coming talents in world football. The talented footballer is just 20 years old and most players his age who ply their trade at top level are still fringe players trying to prove themselves to their managers.
However, the American has been a first-team regular for Dortmund over the past few years and has made 81 Bundesliga appearances for the club so far, scoring 10 goals since his debut in 2016.
Pulisic could help to fill the void at Chelsea if Eden Hazard leaves the club to join Real Madrid at the end of the season. In addition to being a good investment for the Blues on the pitch, he could also be a good business gain for the club. He is from the United States, where football is a rapidly growing sport, and will help the club to attract new sponsors and support from the States. If Pulisic becomes a hit at Stamford Bridge, this could potentially earn the club millions over the coming years.
Negotiating with Dortmund for the sale of Pulisic would certainly not have been an easy task as he is one of their key players. However, many fans feel that the youngster should have immediately been brought into the squad especially now considering that Willian and Pedro are experiencing injury problems.
When asked if the club should have brought in Pulisic immediately, Sarri said as quoted by The Metro: “I don’t know. As I said before I am not in charge of the market, it is difficult for me to talk about the market or the deal of Pulisic.
“Willian’s injury I think is not very serious. The doctor said it was not serious for Pedro as well. Pedro in one week can train. Of course, this match was difficult as Pedro, (Callum Hudson-) Odoi, (Olivier) Giroud were out.”