Christian Pulisic has become the first January arrival of Sarri’s reign at Chelsea, earning Borrusia Dortmund £58m,only four years after BVB acquired the USA international from Us Soccer Development Academy. Chelsea also confirmed Pulisic will spend the remainder of the 2018/19 season with the current bundesliga league leaders.
We’ve heard the name before but how much do we really know about the 20 year old?
Here are five things you might not have known about the new Chelsea signing:
5. Pulisic Is The Most Expensive American Football Player
Christian Pulisic became the most expensive American footballer in recent time after completing his big money move to Chelsea on Thursday.
It was reported that Chelsea paid a sum of $73m for the 20 year old gazumping the $22.5m Wolfsburg paid Hertha Berlin for U.S. international John Brooks in 2017.
It is the most high-profile move secured by an American outfield player.
4. Football DNA
Pulisic grew up in a family that was well familiar with playing football as his parents,Mark and Kelley both played college football at George Mason University, with his father going on to play professional indoor football as a forward with the Harrisburg Heat. His cousin, Will played in goal as a goalkeeper.
3. Remember the date
Born on 18 September 1998, Pulisic shares a birthday with Brazilian forward and all time great, Ronaldo.
2. Pulisic Got Into Bundesliga Record Books
Pulisic wrote his name in the annals of German Bundesliga record books after he became the Youngest Foreign Born Player to score a goal in the league. He achieved this feat at only 17 years old.
A couple weeks later, he scored his second career goal, making him the youngest player ever(not just foreign-born) to score two goals in the Bundesliga.
1.Christian Pulisic set international play records, too
Barely a month after getting his milestone goal for Borussia Dortmund, the youngster set another record tumbling, and this time, it was with the United States National Team.
At just 17 years and 253 days old, he became the youngest player in the “modern era” to score for the United States after slotting home the American’s final goal against Bolivia in a 4-0 win on May 28 2016.
With Chelsea’s latest acquisition, Does have a gem in their hands ? Only time will tell