Christian Pulisic has been shining for Borussia Dortmund this season. Manchester United and Liverpool are both interested.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is known to be an admirer of the talent that Christian Pulisic has put on display at the club he once managed. The Independent has reported that the German is interested in bringing the youngster to Anfield in the summer transfer window.
However, the Independent has also reported that it’s very likely this turns into a transfer saga as Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are prepared to fight Liverpool for Pulisic’s signature.
On the field, Pulisic has been exceptional for Dortmund this season. He’s got three goals and an assist to his name in 14 starts for the club, as well as an average WhoScored match rating of 7.18.
While both managers are definitely interested in him due to his on-field production, they’re also interested in him because of his potential off-field production.
The Independent report adds that Manchester United’s interest in Pulisic is high because they’re very interested in the opportunity to have the first American superstar in the sport in their squad.
In 2016, Manchester United sold more replica jerseys than any other club and those sales were assisted by the big-name signings of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. Many soccer fans in America support Manchester United just because it’s such a well-known club. In turn, many of them buy jerseys. None of them, though, have bought a jersey of an American player on Manchester United. If Pulisic signed with the Red Devils, he would give them that opportunity.
United dream of Pogba and Pulisic’s jersey sales competing side-by-side to be the top seller on the market while they rake in the profits.
Liverpool dream of it as well. In the upcoming summer transfer window, we’ll find it out if either of those clubs can make that dream a reality.