Christian Pulisic Says He's Open to Premier League Transfer Amid Chelsea Rumours

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2018

DORTMUND, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on November 10, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Christian Pulisic has said "there is no reason" why he won't swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League one day. The gifted Borussia Dortmund forward has hailed England's top flight as "a league where lots of kids dream of playing," per Ed Aarons of the Guardian.

Aarons noted how 20-year-old USA international Pulisic has been linked to a trio of Premier League sides. Chelsea are credited as the keenest, while Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have previously shown interest.

Interested suitors, including the Blues, will get a firsthand glimpse of Pulisic's talent when he helps the USA take on England at Wembley Stadium in an international friendly on Thursday.

Pulisic is a rapidly emerging talent for both club and country.
Pulisic is a rapidly emerging talent for both club and country.Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Bundesliga defences already know all about how Pulisic can change matches. He's helped himself to a pair of goals and two assists in domestic and UEFA Champions League action so far this season.

Those contributions have helped Dortmund to the top of the table in Germany, while the club also leads the way in Group A of the Champions League.

He's also produced magic in the DFB Pokal, helping Dortmund earn a 3-2 win over Union Berlin in the second round back in October:

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Christian Pulisic played a part in all three of @BVB’s goals today ⚡🇺🇸 https://t.co/Bi9Kkncjev

It's no wonder Pulisic also said he is "enjoying every moment" of this campaign in Dortmund.

His happiness won't stop teams like Chelsea exploring a move for one of the game's rising talents. Any interested club will be enamoured with Pulisic's versatility since he can play at the tip of midfield and also operate anywhere across the forward line.

Chelsea's fluid brand of football under manager Maurizio Sarri would provide an ideal platform for Pulisic to succeed in west London. The Blues may even have an opening on the flanks in the near future since links between Eden Hazard and Real Madrid aren't going away.

Hazard has left the door ajar after he told Sporza (h/t Football.London's Oliver Harbord) he will consider his Chelsea future at the end of the season.

Pulisic would make sense as a potential replacement for Hazard, although signing the American may encourage the Belgian to stay with the Blues if he sees an improvement in the squad.