Chelsea agrees transfer deal for US star Christian Pulisic

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Berlin, Jan 2 (IANS) Chelsea has secured a transfer deal for United States international Christian Pulisic that is worth around 64 million euros ($73 million), the London club announced on Wednesday.

The right-winger, 20, is set to play out the rest of the season on loan with his current club Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, reports Efe news.

“In summer I move on to Chelsea and to a new competition, the English Premier League,” Pulisic said in a statement shared by Chelsea. “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,” he added.

The rising star has scored 10 goals in 81 appearances for Dortmund and nine goals in 23 for his national team.

In recent weeks the American player has spent more time on the bench given the explosive rise of his English teammate Jadon Sancho.

“We are delighted to have signed one of Europe’s most sought-after young players,” Chelsea’s director Marina Granovskaia said of the move. “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,” she added.

Chelsea is set to play Southampton in a Premier League clash later Wednesday.

–IANS

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