Christian Pulisic will leave Chelsea this summer if a team makes the right offer confirmed soccer guru and journalist Fabrizio Romano.
While Pulisic’s Chelsea contract runs until June 2024, the London club is ready to let him go and could ask for a transfer with a price tag in the $35 to $40 million range.
The replacement for Captain America is already in the squad as Chelsea signed Ukrainian left winger Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk for around $75 million in January. Had it not been for a knee injury, Pulisic likely would have been sold in January.
A loan move isn’t an option says Romano.
Pulisic transfer news per Fabrizo Romano
Romano pointed out that there has been a litany of teams linked to Pulisic over the past months. Juventus, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Newcastle and Atlético Madrid have all been potential suitors for Pulisic.
The biggest lead right now for Pulisic is Atlético Madrid. Chelsea have João Félix on loan until the end of the season but don’t have the option to buy. If Félix continues to play well for the Blues, then there could be a swap transfer that sees Pulisic go to Madrid and Félix staying in London.
Is Pulisic to Atlético a good move for him?
The worst-case scenario for Pulisic right now is staying at Chelsea. The club has gone all out at bringing in players and Pulisic isn’t part of the picture for Chelsea’s future.
A transfer to Atlético has some USMNT fans doubtful that it would work out. Atlético is an incredibly defensive team under manager Diego Simeone and it’s hard to see how a player like Pulisic would fit in.
Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel experimented with playing Pulisic as a wingback with mixed results. Left wing has been where Pulisic has seen the most success. A return to defense might not bode well.
There have been reports that Simeone could depart Atlético by the end of this season. If that’s the case, then Pulisic could play for a more favorable attacking-minded manager in Madrid.
It’s hard to say where the USMNT No. 10 will end up this summer, however two things are for certain.
- 1. He can’t stay at Chelsea
- 2. Americans will collectively lose their minds if he somehow ends up at Leeds United.
Pulisic joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund in 2019 for a $74 million transfer fee. If he misses the rest of the season with the knee injury, then his final stats for Chelsea will be 136 appearances, 26 goals, 21 assists, one UEFA Super Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup and one UEFA Champions League title.