Christian Pulisic gave his first thoughts after Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea confirmed an agreement has been reached for the permanent move of the USA international to the Premier League giants in the 2019/2020 season.
The 20-year-old, who will spend six months on loan at the Bundesliga side, told Chelsea’s official website: “In summer I move on to Chelsea and to a new competition, the English Premier League.
It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world class players”.
In a letter to BVB fans published on his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts, he added: “I would also like to thank Mr. Watzke and Mr Zorc. It was very important to me that I handled my situation in as fair and professional manner as possible towards the club. So I thank them for finding a solution that was a win-win for everyone.
“In summer of 2019, I move on to Chelsea and to and to a new competition, the English Premier League. It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world class players. Looking forward to working with Maurizio Sarri and his technical team.
“But for the next six months, it’s all BVB! Please do not doubt my passion, determination and my 100% commitment to the team right until the last ball is kicked this season. We all feel that this is ‘our year’ and we are determined to achieve the best possible results in a ll competitions”.
Borussia Dortmund had previously released a statement regarding Pulisic, confirming the Blues will pay a fee in the region of £57m for the USA international star.
On the other hand, an official statement from Chelsea read: “Chelsea Football Club and Borussia Dortmund have today agreed terms for the permanent transfer of Christian Pulisic. Pulisic will spend the rest of the campaign on loan with Dortmund before linking up with the Blues ahead of the 2019/20 season”.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 2, 2019