Chelsea have agreed to sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund. The player will not join Chelsea with immediate effect as the West London club have loaned back the player to the German club for the rest of the season.
Chelsea will pay in the region of £58m as the 20 year old is poised to arrive at the Stamford Bridge next season. With uncertainty hovering around Eden Hazard’s future Pulisic’s availability will be a big boost for Maurizio Sarri as the Blues are slated to go for the kill next season.
Pulisic was expected to leave the club sooner or later as he had refused to sign an extension. The USA international is the third most expensive player in Chelsea’s history.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said, “It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League.
“That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract. Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea given the low contract maturity.
“Christian Pulisic is a character perfect player. I am sure that in the coming months he will do everything in his power to bring his high quality to the team and to achieve his sporting goals with his team-mates Borussia Dortmund.”