Christian Pulisic: Chelsea offer USMNT star in deal with De Ligt


Christian Pulisic has a big summer ahead of him, as the USMNT star will be thinking hard about his future at the club level.

Should he stay at Chelsea? Should you go? Where should I go?

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The latest report on his situation is from The Daily Mail as they say Christian Pulisic wants to stay at Chelsea despite Juventus’ interest in him. According to the report, Pulisic is not interested in moving to Juve.

This follows a report on his future from The Daily Telegraph as they said Chelsea have offered Juventus one of Pulisic and more cash Timo Werner for Matthijs de Ligt.

Of course, USMNT fans will hope that whatever happens with Christian Pulisic at Chelsea is what’s best for the US ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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But there is no way of knowing what will be best for his future and this summer is a great moment in his career.

The USMNT star will have many options

Look, it’s clear that Chelsea seem quite keen to freshen up their attack and are okay with leaving Pulisic this summer.

Pulisic has scored big goals and won big trophies at Chelsea over the last three seasons, but his injury history is worrying and he doesn’t really suit Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-2-1 system, as the German manager prefers attacking players. narrow and Pulisic is a true winger.

Whether or not Chelsea’s new American owners will sell him (he has two years left on his contract, so his transfer value will only drop after this summer, if he doesn’t sign a new deal) remains to be seen, but plenty of clubs will want to pick up. the USMNT star. His talent is unquestionable.

With Raheem Sterling, Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele all linked with moves to Chelsea, all three of those players play in very similar positions to Pulisic. He doesn’t look too good for his future at Chelsea.

Tuchel likes Pulisic a lot but admitted he sees him as a player who can make a real impact off the bench and often uses him in that role. If Pulisic stays at Chelsea next season and they sign two of Sterling’s, Dembele and Raphinha, the competition in his role will be huge. Five substitutes per game will be allowed in the Premier League from next season, but Pulisic definitely wants more than a supporting role in a top team.

Will he get it at Chelsea? Maybe not.

Where should I go?

If you fancy a move, going to Turin to play for Juve is not a bad idea. It may not be the best move for his career, but it may not be the worst and it could be much better than warming up the Chelsea bench.

Juventus are in the UEFA Champions League, their close friend Weston McKennie relies heavily in midfield (USMNT fans are salivating at the thought that they could be combined week after week in Italy) and the attacking options of Juve are not as abundant as those of Chelsea. . I would struggle with the return of Federico Chiesa for playing time, but Juventus have unloaded plenty of attacking stars this summer with the departures of Federico Bernardeschi and Paulo Dybala. This could be a good opportunity for him to be a main man in a top European team.

Pulisic looks like he needs a fresh start somewhere and at 23 (he turns 24 in September) he still has the best moment of his career ahead of him. He can’t waste the best moment of him sitting on a bench or playing for a manager who doesn’t fully believe in him.

He will have options in Italy, Spain, Germany and in the Premier League, but above all he needs to play in a team that best suits his style of play and a manager who will play him regularly.

The fact that Chelsea are offering him to other clubs tells us all, including Pulisic, that it is time to move on. But perhaps the Pennsylvania native wants to wait until after the World Cup to make that move. It is a difficult decision.