Christian Pulisic to join Chelsea in Summer
Chelsea have signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £57.6m ($73m). The London club have loaned the winger back to the German side to keep for the remainder of the season, and he will join Chelsea in the summer.
It is no secret that Chelsea have had some trouble scoring goals, Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have combined for just 6 league goals this season. Sarri knows he needs not only a better goal scorer, but someone to take pressure off of Eden Hazard, who has been carrying much of the offensive responsibilities. While Chelsea fans may wish for the U.S. international to join the club as soon as possible, a wait may be the best thing for the club.
By waiting til summer to inject the young star into the squad, Pulisic has a better chance of gaining experience playing on a big club, as well as an opportunity to wow his new boss Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri also benefits from waiting til Summer for his new transfer. Instead of gaining Pulisic mid season, the former Napoli manager will have an entire pre-season to work the youngster into the squad. Pulisic has more of a solid chance to prove his worth and secure his own destiny.
Chelsea face Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.