Leeds United should go all-out for Christian Pulisic in January after he's told to leave Stamford Bridge
Leeds United will have to invest again in January if they are to survive the drop, and Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is an ideal target for the Whites.
Pulisic joined Chelsea back in 2018 but has struggled to make himself a regular starter at Stamford Bridge. Under new boss Graham Potter, it seems like the American winger will again be limited to a spot on the bench.
With game time slipping through his fingers, Jamie Carragher has urged him to follow in the footsteps of Timo Werner and leave Chelsea for the good of his career.
“He’s been there a few years now, it hasn’t quite happened for him for whatever reason.
“He never seems to get a run in the team and I think it will be difficult for him [under Potter]. Maybe his time has come and gone.”
Former Eurosport journalist Dean Jones reported in September that Leeds were interested in Pulisic, and Carragher’s comments confirm that the Whites should go all out for the unwanted Chelsea star.
If Jesse Marsch is to stay as Leeds boss, then there’s no doubt he’ll want to add his compatriot to his squad. Leeds have struggled for goals and creativity and Pulisic offers both.
On top of that, he’s just 24 years old and has plenty of potential to improve and rediscover his very impressive form at Borussia Dortmund.
His current Chelsea contract sees him earn £160,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge [The Sun] – Leeds may want him to take a slight pay cut if he signs for the Whites, but with guaranteed game time at Elland Road, Pulisic may be willing to agree.
On top of that, his current deal runs until 2024, so Chelsea will be wanting to cash in on him quick before his valuation drops off completely. So while he joined the Blues for £58million [BBC] back in 2018, Leeds won’t have to splash so much cash to sign him this time around.
It’s a deal that makes sense to all parties involved, and Pulisic could well be the catalyst to spark Leeds’ survival this season. Regardless of whether Marsch is in the hot seat during January, investment is needed and Pulisic’s current situation at Stamford Bridge represents a great opportunity.
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