Christian Pulisic has a big summer ahead as the USMNT star will think long and hard about his future at club level.
Should he stay at Chelsea? Is he leaving? Where is he going?
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Latest status report from daily mailChristian Pulisic, they say, wants to stay at Chelsea despite Juve’s interest in him. According to the report, Pulisic is not keen on a move to Juventus. Mail He also mentioned that Milan have been monitoring the situation, with Chelsea seemingly willing to allow Pulisic to move in this summer if the right bid arrives.
This comes after a report on his future from Daily TelegraphThey also said that Chelsea offered Juventus one of Pulisic and Timo Werner, in addition to cash, in exchange for Matisse de Ligt.
Of course, USMNT fans hope that what happens with Christian Pulisic at Chelsea will be the best for the United States ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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But there’s no way of knowing what’s best for his future and this summer is truly a big moment in his career.
A USMNT star will have a lot of options
Look, Chelsea seem very eager to renew their attack and are OK with a move from Pulisic this summer.
Pulisic has scored big goals and won big titles at Chelsea over the past three seasons, but his injury record is worrying and he doesn’t really fit Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-2-1 system because the German coach prefers tight strikers and Pulisic is a real winger.
Whether or not Chelsea’s new US 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 want to pick up the USMNT star. His talent is undoubted.
With Raheem Sterling, Ravenha and Ousmane Dembele all associated with moves for Chelsea, these three players play in positions very similar to Pulisic. It doesn’t look great for his future at Chelsea.
He likes Tuchel Pulisic very much, but he admitted that he sees him as a player who can make a real impact on the bench and often uses him in this role. If Pulisic stays at Chelsea next season and they sign two Sterling, Dembele and Ravenha, the competition for his role will be huge. Five players will be allowed per game in the Premier League from next season, but Pulisic certainly wants more than a small role in a big team.
Will he get this at Chelsea? Maybe not.
Where is he going?
If he imagines a move, then heading to Turin to play for Juventus is not a terrible idea. It might not be the best move of his career, but it might not be the worst and it could be a lot better than warming up the Chelsea bench.
Juventus are in the UEFA Champions League, rely heavily on close friend Weston McKinney in midfield (USMNT fans scoff at the idea that they can combine a week in Italy with a week abroad) and Juventus’ offensive options are not as plentiful as those of Chelsea. . He was fighting with Federico Chiesa returning on playing time but Juventus emptied a lot 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 key player in a big European team.
It looks like Pulisic needs a fresh start somewhere and at the age of 23 (he turns 24 in September) he still has the peak of his career ahead. He can’t waste his time sitting on the bench or playing for a manager he doesn’t fully believe in.
He will have options in Italy, Spain, Germany and in the Premier League, but above all he needs to play with a team that better suits his style of play and a manager with whom he will play regularly.
The fact that Chelsea are offering him to other clubs tells us all, Pulisic included, that it is time to move on. But the Pennsylvania native may want to wait until after the World Cup to make that move. It’s a tough decision.