​DONE DEAL: Chelsea Sign £58m BVB Winger Pulisic

Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic has joined Chelsea in a £58 million (N26.4 billion) deal.

The American winger has been immediately loaned back to Dortmund until the end of the season.

With Pulisic unable to agree terms on a extension for his current contract, which was set to expire in 2020, Dortmund decided it was best to cash in on the 20-year-old.

BVB sporting director Michael Zorc told the club's official website:

It has always been Christian’s big dream to play in Premier League. This certainly has something to do with his American origin and thus we were not able to prolong his contract.  

Because of this background and with his contract running down in 2020, we decided to accept Chelsea’s incredibly lucrative offer.  

Christian Pulisic has a flawless character. I am sure he’ll will do all he can in the coming months to contribute his big qualities to the squad and achieve Borussia Dortmund’s sporting goals with his teammates.

Chelsea also in their official statement said:

Christian Pulisic is now a Chelsea player, but will spend the rest of the season back on loan at Borussia Dortmund, where he has spent his entire career so far. 

The 20-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half year contract, and becomes the third American player in our history after his international team-mate, Matt Miazga, and Roy Wegerle.

Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool were two other clubs who registered an interest in Pulisic, who has struggled for game-time under Lucien Favre this season.

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