Christian Pulisic, a winger for Chelsea, has been informed that he should sign with fellow Premier League club Manchester United in January rather than moving to Arsenal.
Pulisic has spent four underwhelming years at Stamford Bridge, failing to secure a spot in Chelsea’s starting XI under Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel, and now Graham Potter.
The American, who is currently in Qatar with the USA’s World Cup team, was anticipated to flourish at Chelsea after making an impression at Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.
However, that has not happened, and Chelsea is now willing to offload Pulisic, either on a temporary deal in January or a permanent one in the summer.
Despite Pulisic’s miserable time at Stamford Bridge, several teams are monitoring his situation, with Manchester United and, to a lesser extent, Arsenal, reportedly interested in a transfer.
United wants to improve Erik ten Hag’s attacking options in January and sees Pulisic as a rare example of a top-tier player who might be available on loan at that time.
Despite widespread rumors that Potter “doesn’t like” Pulisic as a player, USA legend Eric Wynalda insists he ‘would not be surprised’ to see the player move.
The 53-year-old has assured Pulisic he would not fit a switch to London rivals Arsenal but has supported a potential move to Manchester United.
Wynalda told VegasInsider that despite numerous rumors to the contrary, he wouldn’t be at all surprised if Chelsea loaned Christian Pulisic out.
He questions whether Christian Pulisic would fit in well at Arsenal. But he likes the thought of him joining Manchester United. The team will have new energy now that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving.
Tuesday night, Pulisic scored the game-winning goal as the USA defeated Iran 1-0 to advance to the World Cup knockout rounds.
The 24-year-old suffered an injury during the preparation for his goal, but he is optimistic that it won’t prevent him from playing against the Netherlands on Saturday.
He stated that he is currently taking things day by day and will do everything in his power to cooperate with this medical team and ensure that he can play.