Out-of-favour forward Christian Pulisic is prepared to consider a loan exit from Chelsea in the January transfer market, according to reports in the UK.
After making the €64m switch from Borussia Dortmund this summer, Pulisic has struggled to make an impression at Stamford Bridge, with some commentators questioning whether the star is the right fit for the London club.
The 21-year-old ace has found himself consigned to a reserve role under manager Frank Lampard, for whom he has been an unused substitute in three of the Blues’ last four Premier League fixtures, with a 10-minute cameo against Southampton on Sunday his only league appearance since August.
He was also ommitted from the team for the latest Champions League fixture against LOSC Lille on Wednesday and was left on the bench versus Valencia two weeks prior.
In light of his situation at the Blues – where he has apparently fallen behind the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Mason Mount and Pedro in the pecking order — Pulisic is now prepared to consider asking the club to let him leave on loan in the winter, according to UK reports.
The ex-Dortmund ace reportedly wants to stay and fight for his place but is open to considering other variants if he feels he is not given the chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge.
Amid concerns over his situation at the club, the US international has received the backing of both Frank and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, both of whom have stressed that the young attacker needs time to adapt.