Dortmund has confirmed that Christian Pulisic has signed for Premier League giants Chelsea. However, the winger has been loaned back to Dortmund and will join Chelsea at the end of the season.
There were reports about Chelsea being interested in Pulisic from some time now. And those reports grew stronger and stronger with each passing day.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 2, 2019
Dortmund has now completed the deal for €64m with the Blues.
Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc said Pulisic's expiring contract – his deal was set to run out in 2020 – was among the reasons for the sale.
Der BVB hat sich mit dem FC Chelsea auf einen Transfer von Christian #Pulisic mit sofortiger Wirkung geeinigt, Chelsea wiederum leiht den 20-Jährigen bis zum Saisonende an den BVB aus.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 2, 2019
"It was always Christian's dream to play in the Premier League," he told Dortmund's website. "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 as a character is a 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 at Borussia Dortmund."
The 20-year-old will play in Germany for the rest of the season. Dortmund is looking to win the Bundesliga title after a very long time and Pulisic could help his club.
With the arrival of the American youngster, this could mean that Chelsea is looking to sell one of Willian or Pedro in the summer. However, both of them have contracts until the end of 2020. Interesting to see what happens now.
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— Christian Pulisic (@cpulisic_10) January 2, 2019