USMNT star Christian Pulisic is a possible target for a loan move to Newcastle United, according to The Athletic.
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According to the report, Pulisic, 23, is one of a number of targets Newcastle are looking to strengthen their attack in the summer transfer window on September 1. They have asked if he will be available on loan, along with the likes of Armando Broja, Conor Gallagher and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Another report from The Telegraph claims Newcastle have inquired about Pulisic, whose tenure is believed to be keen to watch as Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and discuss deals for some players. Chelsea starting line-up.
He was substituted in the 85th minute against Tottenham in Chelsea’s first two Premier League games. This follows a report from the Guardian that Thomas Tuchel ‘doesn’t trust’ Pulisic.
The USMNT star has previously said he’s happy to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place, but with Raheem Sterling’s big-money arrivals this summer in attack, plus Mason Mount and Kai Havertz ahead of him in the pecking order, and possibly Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Anthony Gordon arriving at Stamford Bridge, Pulisic’s minutes this season They seem to be decreasing significantly.
Is this a good move for the USMNT star?
This move gives Pulisic the one thing every player needs: minutes.
Newcastle are prepared to play with speedy wingers up the pitch and Eddie Howe’s play requires a lot of focus on the wings. That’s good news for Pulisic, who has never been in Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel 3-4-2-1 system, which is designed for wide players to slot in.
Pulisic will battle for minutes with Alain Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron, Jacob Murphy and Matt Ritchie, but should prefer his chances of starting more games.
Pulisic will be expected to play more than 10-15 minutes regularly before the World Cup in November. That’s what he gets at Chelsea in the Premier League.
It won’t be a bad move for Pulisic for a season, with Newcastle set to push for a top-eight finish under Howe’s burgeoning club.
He’ll have to sort things out long-term, but if he wants to stay in the Premier League and play for a club in the Champions League, he probably won’t get better offers in the final two weeks. Summer window.
What matters now is whether he wants a transfer or not, Chelsea don’t want to keep him as a good back-up option and other teams can’t afford to sneak him in given Newcastle’s interest now.