Official: Chelsea finalise first January transfer for £58m

By | January 4, 2019

Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic has joined Chelsea, however, will be loaned back to the German temm for the remainder of the campaign as it has been confirmed on his official.

Chelsea will pay £58million after the end of the season for the United States international, who has found back of the net three times in all competitions so far this season.

Pulisic’s deal with Borussia Dortmund was due to expire in 18 months.

“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.”

The 20-year-old winger has joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015 and has made over 100 games for the team.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are also eyeing move for Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio as they see him as an ideal replacement for Eden Hazard.