Christian Pulisic is expected to stay at English club Chelsea despite previous reports of a possible move. Here’s what that means for the USMNT striker’s future.
Christian Pulisic is likely to stay at Chelsea as the summer transfer window nears its close on Thursday, according to a new report.
Pulisic, who has not been getting playing time at the English club, was hoping for a loan deal away from Stamford Bridge with under 100 days to go before the World Cup, The Athletic reported on Tuesday.
Christian Pulisic rumors: American staying at Chelsea after transfer buzz
Chelsea had received interest from fellow Premier League clubs Manchester United and Newcastle United as well as clubs in Italy and Spain.
Pulisic, who is expected to spearhead the U.S. attack at the World Cup, has played in just 76 minutes in Chelsea’s first four league matches.
The USMNT opens its World Cup campaign in Qatar on Nov. 21.
The 23-year-old Pulisic has scored 25 goals for the London club over the past three seasons across all competitions. Pulisic has scored 21 goals for the U.S. in 51 games since making his senior team debut in 2016.
Chelsea had purchased Pulisic for $73 million in 2019. Pulisic previously played for German club Borussia Dortmund, where he had become among one of the most successful Americans in Europe at the time.
Sports Illustrated reported that Pulisic’s contract with Chelsea runs for at least another two years and was willing to extend the deal if it increased the chances of a loan deal taking place.
Pulisic was part of the Chelsea side that won the Champions League in 2021, becoming the first American to play in a UCL final and just the second American to win the continental club competition after Jovan Kirovski did so in 1997 with Borussia Dortmund.