Chelsea complete deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic

Chelsea have completed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic.

The US international joins the Blues in a deal worth €64m but he will return to the Westfalenstadion for the rest of the season.

Pulisic has seen his stock significantly rise over the past two-a-half seasons having made a huge impression in Germany.

Borussia Dortmund announce Pulisic deal with Chelsea

The West London club have beaten off competition from Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United to sign Pulisic.

The deal for the 20-year-old is Chelsea’s third most expensive transfer ever after Kepa Arrizabalaga and Alvaro Morata.

Following his €64m, he will spend the rest of the season on loan at Dortmund.

The US international has been directly involved in seven goals for the Bundesliga club in 18 appearances this season.

Pulisic broke on to the scene during the 2016/2017 season after closing the campaign with five goals and 13 assists.

However, since the emergence of Jadon Sancho, he has struggled for game time starting just once in BVB’s last ten league games.

The deal also suggests that Chelsea are likely to offload Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is subject to offers from Bayern Munich.

“Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League”

DORTMUND, GERMANY – APRIL 21: Christian Pulisic #22 of Borussia Dortmund looks on prior the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park on April 21, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Pulisic’s dream has been to play in the Premier League, according to Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc

He also admitted that the German club were “unable” to extend his contract” and were forced to sell due to Chelsea’s “extremely lucrative bid”.

Zorc said:

“It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League.

“That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result, we were unable to extend his contract.

“Because of this, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract security.

“Christian Pulisic 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 Borussia Dortmund.”

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