‘Of course!’ – Christian Pulisic responds to Chelsea transfer rumours after meeting Todd Boehly


Christian Pulisic has revealed he is “excited” for what lies ahead at Chelsea under new owner Todd Boehly but refused to commit his future to the club. The Blues winger has been linked with a move away from the club ahead of the summer transfer window after an underwhelming season.

Pulisic started just 13 of Chelsea’s 38 Premier League matches last season – finding the net on six occasions. The 23-year-old has subsequently become frustrated at the lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge.

Juventus are said to be interested in the USA international, but Pulisic has refused to be drawn on transfer speculation. “As far as right now, I’m obviously just focused on what I’m doing here [on international duty],” he said. “And I’m super excited to be here. And yeah, that’s it.

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“Of course, I want to get more playing time. I want to be on the field as much as I can and be the sharpest I can be and fit as well.

“I think I still got a lot of games. But it’s always something that I’m working at and trying to be regular at club level as well to put myself in the best position to be fit when I come here with my national team.”

Chelsea are now under new ownership with Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital’s consortium finally completing its long-awaited takeover of the club. Pulisic praised the good nature of the people behind the takeover and said he is “excited” for what the future holds in west London.

“At the end of the season, we were able to meet with them, and they were around the club a lot,” the American added. “They are really good people, so I am excited moving forward.”

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Pulisic’s father, Mark, in a since-deleted tweet following the 1-0 defeat to Everton last month, said: “The sad thing is he loves the club, team-mates, and London. Puts his heart and soul into being a pro. Onwards and upwards, my boy… big six months ahead.”

If you needed any further indication that Pulisic was not happy with his current situation, there it was. However, Thomas Tuchel responded to the comments from his father and said it was not an issue for him.

“I am not concerned if a father says that a player does not love me,” the Chelsea head coach said in May. “I am not concerned about that. For sure not.

Christian Pulisic's statistics from the 2021/22 Premier League season
Christian Pulisic’s statistics from the 2021/22 Premier League season

“It is a normal thing [if players are frustrated]. Like every manager, we have our reasons to choose line-ups, and we have our reasons to go for players in the first 11. And you will never see at this level of competition happy faces from players who are not selected.

“Between me and Christian exists zero problems. He had a fantastic training week so far. He has had a huge impact from the bench in some matches.

“For him and everyone else, this has nothing to do with any tweet or any reaction from agents or fathers. I did not even know it because I do not want my judgement to get affected by it because it has nothing to do with it.

“The players, in the end, are responsible to be in the team and stay in the team. I will do my very best to do my right judgement.

“Am I always right? For sure not. Is it always fair? For sure not. But this is what you sign up for in a club like Chelsea. I haven’t experienced the same reaction from Christian lately. It was actually the opposite. He was very strong and very positive in the last weeks.

Source by Football London

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