The USA international will stay at Dortmund until the end of this season
Bundesliga table toppers and German giants Borussia Dortmund have agreed on a transfer of Christian Pulisic to Premier League side Chelsea. It is reported that he will stay with BVB until the end of the season on loan and then would go on to join the Blues in the summer of 2019. The fee is understood to be around €64m and a rental fee for the coming half year is not due for BVB.
The 20-year-old United States international, who was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015. Pulisic has scored nine goals in 23 games for the US.
“It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club,” Pulisic said.
It is the highest transfer fee for an American player, beating the 20m euros Wolfsburg paid for John Brooks in 2017.
“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, “says BVB sporting director Michael Zorc.
He emphasizes, “Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.”
“Christian Pulisic,” Zorc on BVB.de, “is a character 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. ”
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 2, 2019