Graham Potter, manager of Chelsea, denied that Christian Pulisic would be traded during the next January transfer window. He spoke to the media before Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace.
Last week in the league game against Manchester City, Pulisic got into a nasty collision with John Stone. Following that, he had to be taken out of action due to his injuries. As far as Potter is concerned, he has no plans to leave at this moment but not due to injury.
Christian Pulisic is in the last 18 months of his contract with Chelsea. So naturally, the rumors of him leaving the club will only increase in volume. Previously discredited ties to Juventus have resurfaced.
In the summer, there was a rumor that Manchester United wanted to get the U.S. international player away from Stamford Bridge. The Daily Mail stated a few weeks ago that three clubs, including United, Arsenal, and Newcastle United, are monitoring his progress.
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Since joining Chelsea in the summer of 2019, Pulisic has not been able to break into the starting lineup consistently for either of the club’s two managers. Unfortunately, he sustained an injury just as he was starting to earn some playing time in the game.
It is encouraging to hear that Christian Pulisic will remain with Chelsea. Given the club’s offensive struggles, at least for the remainder of this season is good news. The current form of Chelsea is not noteworthy. But a win can boost their morale.
A player’s injury complicates possible transfer negotiations but by no means eliminates the possibility. There are not enough cases of signing injured players, though.
In light of his increasing role before the injury (6 starts in 9), it seems probable that Pulisic will remain for the time being. The summer will bring us back to this predicament, nevertheless.