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The American player, who is one of the promises of world football, arrives at Chelsea
Last Wednesday, January the 2nd, the European transfer market was surprised with the 64 million euros that Chelsea paid to Borussia Dortmund, in order to keep the services of the American Christian Pulisic. The player, of Croatian origin, is a star regarded as a "talent of the future" in the 'king sport', not only for his age (20 years), but also for his journey, both in club football and in his selection.
Leer en español: Christian Pulisic llega al Chelsea y planea triunfar
According to El Clarín, at age 17, Pulisic became the youngest US player to play a qualifying match, when in March 2016 he faced the Guatemalan national team.
"He's going to be the best American footballer ever," said Thomas Rongen, who was Pulisic's coach during his time in the U20 category. However, for Pulisic it has never been a dream to be the best of all, but always to be the best version of himself. "I do not want to be the child prodigy of American football. I do not want to live the dream of an entire nation, I want to live my own dream, "said the American in 2018.
Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund
El Clarín indicated that the young soccer player arrived in Germany in 2014, after a frustrated process of inferiors in England. The young player of only 16 years, was not known by anybody, and it was precisely that aspect that managed to change the Borussia Dortmund. In fact, Pulisic acknowledged it in his farewell letter: "I would not be where I am without the club and its belief in giving opportunities to young people".
Since its debut in the 2015-2016 period, the American has played more than 100 games with the BVB shirt, in addition to scoring 15 times and assisting in another 24, according to Goal.com.
For its part, Dortmund, on its website, praises the player through other numbers he has had as a club player, accentuating the 80 goal shots he launched in the 2017-2018 season, with which he became the maximum finisher of the team in said campaign. They also remember that he was the biggest assister, with seven goal passes, "and behind Aubameyang and Philipp the third best scorer of the same," explains the website.
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A circular business
However, beyond the number received by Borussia Dortmund, the German team also benefited nominally with this transfer, because, as reported by the newspaper AS, the arrival of Pulisic to Chelsea will be only until next June. In this way, Borussia not only sold a million dollars to the American footballer but moved his chips to stay with him until the end of the 2018-2019 season, in the form of a loan.
"It's a legendary club. But I will give myself 110%, with passion and determination, during the next six months," said Pulisic.
For their part, Chelsea's directives have been happy with the arrival of the American to the 'blue', taking into account the youth and talent that can impress the team. "We are delighted to have signed one of the most sought-after young players in Europe (...) with only 20 years we believe he has the potential to become a major player for many years," said Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea's sports director, quoted by Sports world.
But other authorized sources of the Premier League also showed their acceptance towards the player, despite being opponents in the English league. For example, Jurgen Klopp, who was a technician of Pulisic in Dortmund, affirmed that "he is a good player." "I have known him for a while and I have followed him closely (...) we will see another boy of great skill playing in England ", were the words of Klopp.
However, DirecTV Sports reported that the arrival of Pulisic to Chelsea was a surprise for the team's coach, Maurizio Sarri, who announced that he "knew nothing about Pulisic", one day before his contract. "The club asked me my opinion about him about a month ago. My opinion was positive. Today (January 2) I have known that the deal is made, "he said.
As for the game, Pulisic can be a valuable player at the ends of the field, both by speed and technique at the time of centering the ball. "As is well known, Pulisic, as an extreme, can play for any of the bands," said Depor.com. However, as the same media put it, it can also represent the starting gate for Eden Hazard, who plays in the same position as the American crack.
During the last weeks, the Belgian player has shown his intention to leave Chelsea, in search of land closer to Spain, specifically, Real Madrid; and this may be your farewell excuse.
"Real Madrid is the best club in the world, I do not want to lie, it's my dream since I was a kid. I dreamed about this club. We will see. I do not want to talk about this every day. I do not have time, but we'll talk about my future soon" revealed Hazard.
In this way, Chelsea took a player who can fit perfectly into the club, taking into account the speed and power with which the team knows how to exploit the bands. In addition, with a midfield of luxury conformed by N'Golo Kanté, Cesc Fábregas, and Mateo Kovacic, these can have a companion that not only participates in the attack, but that serves as a relay in the central zone of the field when one of these three players I can not.
— Chelsea FC Español (@ChelseaFC_Sp) 3 de enero de 2019
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Translated from "Christian Pulisic llega al Chelsea y planea triunfar"