Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic has joined Chelsea but will be loaned back to the German club for the remainder of the season, the Bundesliga club have announced.
Chelsea will pay £58million for the United States international, who has scored three goals in all competitions so far this term.
Pulisic’s contract with Dortmund was due to expire in 18 months.
🤝 @cpulisic_10 wechselt im Sommer zum @ChelseaFC!— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 2, 2019
Der BVB hat sich mit dem FC Chelsea auf einen Transfer von Christian #Pulisic mit sofortiger Wirkung geeinigt, Chelsea wiederum leiht den 20-JÃ¤hrigen bis zum Saisonende an den BVB aus.
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“It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League,” Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc told the club’s official website.
“That certainly has to do with his American background and as a result we were unable to extend his contract. Because of this, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract security.”
Pulisic, 20, joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015 and has made over 100 appearances for the club.