At just 19-years-old, American teenager Christian Pulisic is one of the most sought-after prospects in the soccer world. Easily the most talented soccer player to come out of the United States, Pulisic is all but set to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer for bigger and better things. The only question left is not when, but where.
After breaking into the first team at Dortmund this year, Pulisic has done nothing but impress scouts worldwide (damn shame we won’t see him in the World Cup this year — talk about a coming out party). And with Borussia Dortmund being a “selling” club, it was only a matter of time until one of the world’s “buying” clubs came knocking.
Early reports indicated that Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester United were keen on the American teen, but now SI is reporting that soccer giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also interested in bringing Pulisic aboard.
The German club (Dortmund) have reportedly slapped a £90m price tag on their prized asset, which is perhaps an indicator of their reluctance to sell. Jurgen Klopp reportedly had an £11m bid for Pulisic turned down by Dortmund in the summer of 2016, but has continued to keep an eye on his progress, with Liverpool’s scouting team known to be following his progress.
Pulisic’s stock has risen considerably since the sale of Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona last summer, with the American teenager reportedly on the radar of not just Liverpool or United, but Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as well.
However, according to fellow countryman and former Premier League striker Brian McBride, Pulisic should move to Anfield (Liverpool) if afforded the luxury of picking.
Based on the information presented, I think its safe to say that Bayern Munich can be ruled out. While they are one of the world’s most important soccer club’s, I can’t imagine Pulisic A) staying in Germany and B) scorning Borussia Dortmund like that, who are direct rivals of Bayern.
So with that said, that leaves Manchester United, Liverpool, and Real Madrid, which no doubt presents an interesting dilemma for Pulisic.