The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are eager for their side to enjoy a major overhaul this summer. The Blues have struggled this season, having fallen behind in the race to retain their Premier League title, and Antonio Conte – or whoever is in charge come the summer – has a big task on their hands.
Fortunately, then, news that they are already thinking about the summer will likely be well received amongst Chelsea circles. According to the Mirror, Christian Pulisic is a key option for Chelsea this summer, with the American winger reportedly high on their list of targets.
Indeed, it is said that Michy Batshuayi could be involved in a deal – if the Blues shift their chance and become willing to move him on. Perhaps the most significant revelation from this report is that not Pulisic is not just another target, but he is a key target, meaning that the Blues could be willing to go that extra mile to land him. As such, using Batshuayi as a makeweight may become a more realistic option.
Pulisic has enjoyed quite the rise over the last few years, having emerged as one of Europe’s best young attackers. He’s rated at £40.5 million by Transfer Markt, which is a testament to his quality.
He has scored 3 goals and assisted 3 times in the Bundesliga this term, whilst he bagged 3 goals and 6 assists throughout last season. He’s clearly an improving player that is yet to reach his peak, but in terms of raw talent, there aren’t many better.
At 19-years-old, Pulisic is undoubtedly a player for the future, rather than the present. Nonetheless, he’s looking very good domestically at the moment.
Chelsea clearly need a bit more quality, both in defence and in the attack, and Pulisic would – as a result – be a good signing.
Provided they can get him for a good price, of course.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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