U.S. nationwide soccer group participant Christian Pulisic is heading to the English Premier League.
London-based group Chelsea signed the 20-year-old proper winger from German aspect Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday for a payment of about $73 million.
The deal makes the Hershey, Pennsylvania-born athlete the most costly American soccer participant of all time. German-American participant Jon Brooks beforehand held the document following his transfer from Hertha Berlin to Wolfsburg in 2017 for about $22 million.
Pulisic should wait a number of months to make his debut for Chelsea, nevertheless. He was instantly loaned again to Dortmund for the rest of the 2018-2019 season.
“In summer time I transfer on to Chelsea and to a brand new competitors, the English Premier League,” Pulisic mentioned in an announcement shared on Chelsea’s web site. “It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary membership and I look ahead to working onerous in direction of being a contributor to their group of world class gamers.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia mentioned the membership was “delighted” to have signed “one among Europe’s most sought-after gamers.”
“Christian has proven his high quality throughout a implausible spell in Germany and at simply 20, we imagine he has the potential to grow to be an essential Chelsea participant for a few years to return,” Granovskaia added.
Pulisic has represented the U.S. nationwide group a complete of 23 instances, and scored 9 objectives. The world document for a soccer participant switch is held by Brazil’s Neymar, who signed for French aspect Paris Saint Germain from Spain’s Barcelona for about $226 million in 2017.