According to The Athletic, Christian Pulisic, a star for the United States national team, is the subject of a loan offer from Newcastle United.
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The 23-year-old Pulisic is reportedly one of several forward options Newcastle is considering before the end of the summer transfer window on September 1. Along with Armando Broja, Conor Gallagher, and Callum Hudson-Odoi, they have inquired about his loan availability.
According to The Telegraph, Newcastle has made an inquiry about Pulisic, and club officials reportedly watched Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with an eye toward making a deal for one of the Blues’ bench players.
According to the Daily Mail, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, and AC Milan are all interested in taking him on loan because they can guarantee him Champions League football. Newcastle will have to fight off competition from these teams.
Christian Pulisic has been used as a substitute in both of Chelsea’s Premier League games so far this season. He entered Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham in the 85th minute. That comes after it was reported by the Guardian that Thomas Tuchel “doesn’t trust” Pulisic.
The USMNT star has said he is content to remain at Chelsea and compete for a starting role, but with Raheem Sterling as Chelsea’s big-money arrival in attack, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz ahead of him in the pecking order, and possibly Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Anthony Gordon arriving as well, Pulisic’s playing time could decrease significantly this season.
Do you think it’s a good fit for the USMNT star to play for Newcastle?
By making this switch, Pulisic will get the one thing every athlete craves: more playing time.
Eddie Howe’s style of play necessitates a great deal of focus on Newcastle’s wingers because of the team’s formation and the importance of their speed on the counterattack. That’s great news for Pulisic, who has struggled to find his place in Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-2-1 system at Chelsea, which relies heavily on wingers making inside cuts.
Although he would have to compete for playing time with Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron, Jacob Murphy, and Matt Ritchie, Pulisic has a good shot at starting most games.
Pulisic needs more playing time than just 10 or 15 minutes from the bench per game if he wants to make the national team for the World Cup in November. That is the Premier League salary he can expect to make as a player for Chelsea.
To spend a year with a Newcastle team that is improving under Howe’s leadership and is likely to make a push for a top-eight finish would not be a bad choice for Pulisic.
He’ll have to figure things out in the long run, but if he wants to remain in the Premier League and play for a team in the Champions League, he’s not likely to receive a better offer than this in the next two weeks.
The question now is whether he wants to make the switch, whether Chelsea wants to keep him as a good back-up option, and whether other teams will try to sneak in given Newcastle’s reported interest.
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