Barcelona have joined the race to sign Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic
Cristian Pulisic got his breakthrough season at Chelsea under former manager Frank Lampard. In the 2019/20 season, he bagged 11 goals and ten assists in 34 games for the Blues across all competitions. He was termed as one of the promising Chelsea players and possessed the spark to become a star. But injuries have so far ravaged his stay at the Bridge.
His lack of consistency and drop in performance has created concerns in the Chelsea camp. It is believed that the Blues board are seeking to offload the American player. Liverpool have been linked with the forward recently, but it seems Barcelona have also joined the race.
New manager Xavi Hernandez is looking to strengthen his injury-ridden forward lineup. However, Chelsea’s valuation for the forward could make them rethink their approach. It is believed that the West Londoners have put a €50 million transfer tag on the USMNT player.
Despite the change in management, Barcelona are in dire financial straits. Their financial problem remains a huge barrier in their transfer approach. They have largely targeted free agents or taken players on loan in the past transfer window. So, the high valuation from Chelsea could prevent them from making a move.
Pulisic’s story has been like a see-saw in recent years. He rose to fame rapidly, but injuries cut down his growths. The story has been evident from the last season when he suffered a muscle injury and missed several games. This season a muscle injury obliged him to miss nine games out of the 12 Chelsea have played in the Premier League so far this season.
More Chelsea News
- Player News: Mason Mount ready to sign new Chelsea contract
- Trevoh Chalobah opens up on the miserly Chelsea defence and the influential persons in his life
- FC Barcelona target Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner of Chelsea as alternatives to Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling
The recent performances of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, and Romelu Lukaku have made it even difficult for him to feature in games.
Even though his injury record remains a serious problem, he has performed whenever given a chance. This season he has featured in only three games in the English top-flight and has scored in two of them. So, it could be seen that Pulisic hasn’t lost his touch.
“He seems like a good guy”- Chelsea star gives verdict on Graham Potter as Blues manager
Reece James believes Chelsea have an exciting future under manager Graham Potter Speaking to the official Chelsea website (h/t Football.London),...
Out-of-favour Chelsea star valued at £31m enters transfer talks with Juventus
Christian Pulisic entered talks with Juventus, Chelsea will demand £31m According to Italian outlet Calciomercato (h/t Daily Mail), Chelsea winger...
Report: Out-of-favour defender handed midfield role in Chelsea’s friendly win
Trevoh Chalobah was handed new Chelsea role by Graham Potter in a friendly win According to The Athletic (Subscription Required)...
Romano: Chelsea among London teams who showed interest in La Liga defender this summer
Transfer News: Chelsea were one of the clubs that explored the idea of signing Pau Torres As per an exclusive...
AC Milan suffer another injury blow ahead of Chelsea UCL clash
AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan to miss both games against Chelsea in the Champions League According to Calciomercato (h/t Football.London),...
Transfer News: Chelsea linked with African midfielder playing in Italy
AC Milan star Ismael Bennacer attracting interest from Chelsea after recent interest from Arsenal Chelsea are interested in signing AC...