Chelsea joined by Liverpool in battle for Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic
Chelsea have been joined by Liverpool in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Christian Pulisic in January.
The 20-year-old winger is likely to leave Dortmund in the transfer window as capitalizing on him currently might be more significant to them than opening contract negotiations.
Pulisic became the youngest foreign-born player to score in the Bundesliga in 2016, and he was USA’s emerge entertainer in their 3-0 amicable misfortune to England a week ago.
Chelsea are top picks to arrive the youthful star’s mark, but reports now suggest that Liverpool will try to tempt him to Anfield with the guarantee of more amusement time.
A move to Liverpool would rejoin him with Jurgen Klopp, who was in charge at Dortmund when the player was signed as a 16-year-old.
The Reds are so keen on the deal that they are said to consider offloading summer marking Fabinho, in order to fund a £70 million swoop for Pulisic.
The American was born in Pennsylvania into a family of Croatian heritage. His family lived in England for a year when he was seven years of age, and it was here that he truly grasped the diversion, turning out for Brackley Town’s youth team.
He joined Dortmund’s U17 squad in mid 2015, and since his advancement to the senior side he has shown up in all rivalries, scoring 15 goals.
Pulisic can likewise work as a focal midfielder, and would be of particular interest to Chelsea should the unthinkable happen and they lose Eden Hazard in the transfer window.
A starting berth in the Liverpool team does seem more likely, however, and previous England striker Paul Mariner is in no uncertainty which club the player ought to pick.
He told ESPN: « If you somehow managed to approach me for a club he ought to go to – Liverpool. Klopp understands the Bundesliga, he understands what it takes to mould a player. He knows him very, very well.