Christian Pulisic is in a funny position at Chelsea.
He’s basically been disappointing throughout his time at the club, but one exceptional spell during “project restart” after the Covid break in 2020 has convinced everyone that he might still have what it takes to be a top player.
He’s not had many good games since then, and a sale this summer looks very possible as the Blues look to refresh their attacking options. There’s a lot of dead wood in wide areas, and if they get a good offer for Pulisic, it’s hard to imagine them ignoring it.
In the Athletic’s piece on Chelsea’s squad, they point out correctly that his contract situation is going to play a significant role too. It expires in two years time, meaning his price will start diminishing after this window passes.
Of course, the fact that our new owners are American may play a role too. Might that buy Captain America one last season to impress?