Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic for a fee valued to be around £58m, and the 20-year-old will move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Chelsea have been strongly linked with Pulisic for some months now, and the Blues have now confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign the Borussia Dortmund star for a five-and-half-year deal.
It wasn’t just Chelsea who were interested in the winger, with Liverpool also pushing for the 20-year-old, before Chelsea eventually won his signature.
Pulisic was an academy player when Jurgen Klopp was in charge of the club, but he ended up missing out on the United States of America international.
Despite not making an official move for Pulisic, Klopp is confident Chelsea have secured the services of an exciting player capable of doing very well in the Premier League.
“He’s a really good player and another good one for Chelsea,” said Klopp.
“He is a good player, I’ve known him for a while and followed him. He’s a good signing.
“It’s a good deal as well for Dortmund they can keep him and Chelsea gets him next year. He’s another really skilled boy playing who is going to be playing in England.”
The 20-year-old who will stay with Bundesliga leaders Dortmund for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign before joining up with Chelsea at the end of the season, has revealed that he’s happy to make the move to Stamford Bridge and the Premier League.
Upon signing for the club, Pulisic said: “In summer I move on to Chelsea and to a new competition, the English Premier League. It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world class players.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are delighted to have signed one of Europe’s most sought-after young players.
“Christian has shown his quality during a fantastic spell in Germany and at just 20, we believe he has the potential to become an important Chelsea player for many years to come. We look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge in the summer and wish him and Dortmund every success for the remainder of the season.”