Jesse Marsch raves about Christian Pulisic amid Leeds United transfer link
Jesse Marsch has been left impressed by Christian Pulisic for his performance in the World Cup for the USA, amid reported interest from Leeds United.
Calcio Mercato reported on 26 September that Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic could leave Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
CBS journalist Ben Jacobs said on Give Me Sport [1 October] that there are talks that the Whites are interested, and that there’s a “possibility” of signing him.
Pulisic, 24, has been a different player for his country, and he has one goal and an assist to his name in three matches for the USA as they reached the knockout stage.
Speaking to the Men in Blazers podcast [29 November], Marsch was full of praise for Pulisic, along with the Whites duo, Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson.
“I think he’s been good,” said Marsch.
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“After the last game they were asking him to be a little more defensive tactically when they played more like a 4-2-2-2 against the ball, which maybe doesn’t get him in the position to attack quite as much.
“I think he’s been effective in games. He’s been disciplined. His assist was very good in the first match. Overall, it’s been positive.”
Marsch gave this interview before the game against Iran, and he will definitely be thrilled to see Pulisic scoring the only goal of the match to take his country to the next round.
Pulisic played his best football under Frank Lampard at Chelsea, but he wasn’t properly utilized either by Thomas Tuchel or Graham Potter.
He has made only three starts in the Premier League this season, and a further 10 appearances have come from the bench. For a player of his potential, he should be playing regularly.
According to The Atheltic [29 November], Pulisic’s wages are a big problem for many interested parties, plus he has a massive price tag of £35 million.
He would be a cracking signing for Leeds. Pulisic should take a step back and move to a club where he will be valued, where he will be playing regularly, and where he will feel at home.
The likes of United and Newcastle could offer him a better pay package, but he won’t be the talisman at those clubs. At Leeds, he could be the main creative playmaker, and his playing style (in theory) would suit the gung-ho, free-flowing football that Marsch advocates.
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