Christian Pulisic explains how Hazard and Aubameyang influenced his Chelsea move

New Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic has revealed the influence that both Eden Hazard and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang had on his move to Stamford Bridge.

The 20-year-old joined the Blues back in January for a reported £58 million fee, before returning back on loan to the Bundesliga.

He arrived in west London yesterday following his final appearance for Borussia Dortmund.

Pulisic hoping to emulate Hazard at Stamford Bridge

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Eden Hazard of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Watford FC at Stamford Bridge on May 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Pulisic has revealed his admiration for new teammate Eden Hazard, and his plans to replicate the Blues’ star’s success.

The US international may well need to replicate the Belgian, who looks likely to leave the Premier League this summer.

Luckily for Chelsea, they snapped up Pulisic just before the news of their potential transfer ban.

Maurizio Sarri, if he remains at Chelsea, may need to fill the void left behind by the 28-year-old with his new addition.

Speaking about how Hazard’s brilliance helped convince him to join Chelsea, Pulisic said:

“It is incredible to see what Eden can do.

“He is a guy to look up to and what I would love to become.

“It is definitely a goal. Any player would be dumb not to want to be in the same team as him.”

Pulisic on Chelsea move advice: “I reached out to him (Aubameyang)”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Arsenal FC at Turf Moor on May 12, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The winger has also spoken about his relationship with Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

The pair spent time together whilst at Dortmund and have remained in contact since.

Pulisic revealed how he asked the 29-year-old for advice when deciding whether to join Chelsea:

“When the possibility of my transfer to Chelsea came around, I reached out to him.

“Even though Pierre-Emerick left Dortmund for Arsenal, we remained in contact.

“I have spoken with him on and off ever since he moved here. 

“I asked him how it was in London and stuff. He loves it here.

“He is a big city kind of guy, you can see that and he has told me about a few places to go see.”

Done deal: Dortmund replace Pulisic with Hazard’s brother, Thorgan

Dortmund have officially moved to replace Pulisic with the signing of Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Eden’s younger brother impressed in the Bundesliga last season and attracted much interest from around Europe.

However, it is the German league runners-up who have snapped up the 26-year-old for a reported €25.5 million.


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