Borussia Dortmund has just announced Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea next summer, in a £57.6m move from the Bundesliga giants.
The 20-year-old will be loaned back to the German club for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
An official statement read: “Borussia Dortmund has agreed a fee from Chelsea for the transfer of Christian Pulisic with immediate effect.
The British side will loan the player until the end of the current season to Borussia. Pulisic’s transfer will be completed until the 2019/2020 season. The transfer fee to be paid by Chelsea for Pulisic, whose BVB contract would have expired at the end of next season, is 64 million euros”.
Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc said: “It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract, “
“Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.”
“Christian Pulisic, is a perfect player. I am sure that in the coming months he will do everything in his power to bring his high quality to the team and to achieve his sporting goals with his Borussia Dortmund teammates. “
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Der BVB hat sich mit dem FC Chelsea auf einen Transfer von Christian #Pulisic mit sofortiger Wirkung geeinigt, Chelsea wiederum leiht den 20-Jährigen bis zum Saisonende an den BVB aus.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 2, 2019