Transfer Talk: Chelsea’s Pulisic rumored to join Barcelona

Christian Pulisic of Chelsea (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Christian Pulisic of Chelsea (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

The United States men’s national team star, Christian Pulisic, could be on his way out of Chelsea this winter break as a move to FC Barcelona could occur.

Pulisic, 23, has not seen much activity this season under Thomas Tuchel, only making 10 appearances managing to score two goals. However, Pulisic was injured for about three full months due to his ankle injury suffered in USMNT World Cup Qualifying action.

Previous to his injury, he was out for two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, which was a setback in his return to Chelsea’s team selection. Since then, Pulisic hasn’t been in his best form, therefore needing to play more as he has slowly been pushed to the side by Tuchel and not getting many minutes with the Blues.

As Pulisic looks to regain his form in elite football, going to Barcelona might be the best option for him. It seems like the move could be on loan from Chelsea to fortify their attacking front — something that Barcelona needs to accomplish.

Pulisic’s contract runs until 2024, but a permanent move to Barcelona might happen if he performs well in the next couple of months and a loan move does progress. If Barca manages their books accordingly, they might turn that loan into a permanent transfer.

The move to Barcelona can open up many doors for Chelsea’s Pulisic

A move to Barcelona could help him secure a future move elsewhere if the Blaugranas decide not to make an endless one. Pulisic is currently valued at €50.00m, which is a high price for somebody who has been underperforming recently.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Blues number 10 would welcome the move to Camp Nou in January. Barcelona is overseeing his current situation among other players that Barcelona wants to bring in to reinforce their side.

Captain America could be out to provide his best football yet — in a system that likes to have possession of the ball — it might help him get more opportunities to spring on goals and to create more goalscoring chances for others.

He might find a better version of himself if the move to the Catalan club becomes a reality. With the growing number of injuries suffered by the Catalans, there might be enough space to establish himself under Xavi.

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Whether it happens or not, a move to Spain might be the best thing for the USMNT international player to regain his form and get the best version of himself before the World Cup next year.