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Chelsea forked out more than £50m to sign 20-year-old Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in January.
The US international signed for Chelsea in January but rejoined Dortmund on loan until the end of last season.
Pulisic is highly rated and is the star of the American team. He was named as the Best Young Player in the just concluded Gold Cup tournament, raking in 3 goals and 3 assists.
There’s so much expectation on Pulisic, and many see him as the ideal replacement for the departed Eden Hazard who left Chelsea at the end of the season for his dream move to Real Madrid.
Hazard has been the star of the Chelsea team for many seasons now, and many believe that Pulisic could carry the team on with his talent.
However, football journalist Duncan Castles has warned that the expectation on Pulisic is just so high, and he insists that although the American star is a good player, he shouldn’t be compared with Hazard yet.
Castles said on The Transfer Window podcast: “What happens with the supposed Eden Hazard replacement, Christian Pulisic, I think is gonna be interesting to watch.
“There’s gonna be a huge amount of expectation on Pulisic because he’s been described as the Hazard replacement and he’s obviously not as good a player as Eden Hazard at this stage of his career. Also, he’s barely played club football in the last six months because he was shifted out of the Borussia Dortmund first team after that deal was agreed.
“So it’s going to be a difficult introduction for Pulisic having not played football for that length of time and being the big-money transfer, because it was done in January but he arrives at the club this summer, and with a manager who had nothing whatsoever to do with his recruitment.”