Chelsea have signed the American end Christian Pulisic for 64 million euros and, although it is an operation of "immediate effect", he leaves him on loan at Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season, after the German club failed to reach an agreement with the player to renew his contract, which ended in June 2019.
"It is a privilege to sign for a legendary club and I hope to work hard and contribute to the team and its great players. I am willing to work with Mauricio Sarri and his technical team, "Pulisic said in a farewell letter from the German club, where it has been" an honor and a dream "to play since he joined the team at 16 years old.
Chelsea will pay "64 million euros" for Pulisic, according to Borussia Dortmund's own website, but the Germans will not have to pay any price for these six months of assignment. "It was always Christian's dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American origin and, as a result, we were unable to extend his contract, "Borussia Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc said of the non-agreement to negotiate a new contract as one of the reasons for accepting an offer. "extremely lucrative"
"I am sure that in the next few months (Pulisic) will do everything in his power to contribute to the team and achieve their sporting goals with their colleagues from Borussia Dortmund "added Zorc.
The director of Chelsea, Marina Granovskaia, confessed that they are "delighted" to have signed "one of the most sought after young players in Europe". "Christian has shown his quality during his time in Germany and with only 20 years has the potential to become a major player of Chelsea for many years, we look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge in the summer and we wish him and Dortmund all the success during the rest of the season, "he concluded.