MARBELLA, Spain — Christian Pulisic will address the calls for of the Premier League and be successful at Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc has predicted.
“He is a lad who comes with that sometimes American self-confidence,” Zorc advised ESPN at Dortmund’s winter coaching camp. “Lots of his traits will assist him in England the place every part is simply little bit extra intense than in the Bundesliga.
“He has the tempo, he is bought the dribbling, he desires to get forward in any respect prices. I do not know a single motive why he would not make it there.”
Zorc additionally revealed that the U.S. worldwide’s £57 million to Stamford Bridge had been in the making for fairly a while.
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Pulisic had beforehand been a goal for Liverpool, who at the moment are managed by former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, in addition to Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
“We took a collective choice with Christian’s household and his agent that we’d switch him in the summer season of 2019 if he did not need to prolong his contract with us,” former Dortmund midfielder Zorc mentioned.
“That call was taken, and it then got here to go over the previous couple of months. It wasn’t a case of talks with Chelsea beginning at Christmas and being concluded on New 12 months’s Eve — this had been occurring for weeks if not to say months.”
Pulisic will see out the 2018-19 season again on mortgage with Dortmund, who lead the Bundesliga by six factors, and will transfer to Chelsea as a title winner.
Sources advised ESPN FC that the choice to be a part of Chelsea in the summer season, fairly than in January, was Pulisic’s to give him the very best likelihood of impressing Chelsea supervisor Maurizio Sarri throughout a full preseason fairly than half of a daily season.