Christian Pulisic may push for a loan move in January if he fails to get regular game time at Chelsea, according to a report which was published by The Sun.
The American joined the Blues on a full-time basis during the summer and has so far been underwhelming. He was expected to be a hit for Frank Lampard’s side this season but has so far been overshadowed by the successes of Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount. Following signs of brilliance during pre-season, Lampard handed the 21-year-old starts against Leicester City, Norwich City and Sheffield United in the Premier League. He has however since slipped down the pecking order.
Pulisic will naturally not be happy with his lack of playing time recently especially as he is regarded as one of the brightest up and coming talents in World football. He has to compete with the likes of Willian, Pedro, Mount and now even Callum Hudson-Odoi for the attacking roles.
Sending Pulisic on loan to an English club would not be a bad idea
Pulisic is a quality player but needs to get more experience and adapt to the English style of play. The Blues could look to send him out on loan during the January transfer window, ideally to a club which plays in the English Premier League. This could allow him to gain more confidence and familiarity with the Premier League.
With Willian and Pedro now well into their 30’s, there is a strong chance that one of the duo could end up leaving the Blues at the end of the season. If Pulisic is sent out on loan, he could then immediately be re-integrated back into Lampard’s side next summer as a replacement for one of the veterans.
In conclusion, sending Pulisic out on loan in January may actually be a good thing for both club and player if he fails to get regular game time between now and the winter transfer window.