Rumors Circulating That Barcelona Will Go After Christian Pulisic This Winter Transfer Window
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The Christian Pulisic Barcelona rumors have been gaining steam with reports from Spanish media claiming that the American is on the LaLiga giants’ radar.
One Spanish newspaper, Sport, makes the claim that Barcelona is eyeing up three Chelsea players for potential loan moves. The three Blues in question are Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech.
¡¿Que qué?! Medios españoles aseguran que Christian Pulisic ya tiene permiso de Chelsea para fichar por... ¡EL BARCELONA!Más información: https://t.co/sPLYy48kg9 #MercadoDePases | #Fichaes | #LaLiga pic.twitter.com/esOrsfhqwO
— TUDN MEX (@TUDNMEX) November 15, 2021
FC Barcelona are interested in USMNT winger Christian Pulisic, according to SPORT.— Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) November 14, 2021
¿Pulisic al Barcelona?El estadounidense sería uno de los jugadores sondeados por Xavi para incorporarse en el mercado invernal, según reportes pic.twitter.com/NPQYvf01AQ
— beIN SPORTS Español (@ESbeINSPORTS) November 15, 2021
New Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández made his first acquisition with the return of club legend Dani Alves. He will need some more new blood in the club if he hopes to turn around a dreadful start to the season.
One Spanish news outlet, ElNacional.cat, has gone as far as stating that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been involved with the Pulisic Barcelona rumors.
Thomas Tuchel has authorised the sale of Christian Pulisic in January with Barcelona interested in the American.[via @elnacionalcat]
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) November 14, 2021
Pulisic has missed 14 games across all competitions this season due to either an ankle injury or Covid. Prior to his time out, the American winger had started in the two possible games on Chelsea’ schedule.
From this point forward is pure speculation, but I find the Pulisic Barcelona move unlikely to happen. I believe the rumors will stay rumors with nothing surfacing.
Pulisic has spent basically 95 percent of the season injured. Xavi would be taking a massive risk bringing Pulisic in to try and turn around Barcelona’s season.
The two other Chelsea candidates, Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi, are much better candidates for Barcelona to try a loan or transfer. The Chelsea duo have struggled to get into Tuchel's starting lineup for the past two seasons.
When healthy, Pulisic has seen far more of the field than his two teammates.
Ironically enough, Chelsea posted a video on Twitter of the two doing trust falls in training. Perhaps they’re preparing each other for the fall to Barcelona.
Never stops! pic.twitter.com/yoDgAIox7d— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 16, 2021