Big goals and a commercial boom: Milan benefiting from Pulisic’s revival

By Oliver Fisher -

Christian Pulisic is staking a very strong claim to be labelled as one of AC Milan’s best signings in recent seasons given the campaign that he is continuing to have.

With the goal scored against Empoli, Pulisic reached double figures for the season with Milan, and it’s only March. The American is just one goal away from his single-season record, set in the 2019-20 season with Chelsea, when he reached 11.

The American is increasingly decisive player for Stefano Pioli and the goals that he is scoring are often winning Milan points. He had to fight off competition for a starting spot after Samuel Chukwueze’s arrival late in the summer, yet he continues to repay the faith of his coach.

As a perfect example, we can look at the last week. Pulisic scored the goal that made it 4-2 in the first leg against Slavia Praha, doubling the advantage to take to the Czech capital, and then he scored the winner against Empoli just three days later.

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RedBird founder Gerry Cardinale and new AC Milan CEO Giorgio Furlani are looking to open new revenue streams, as seen with the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES Network) and New Era partnerships.

Pulisic is helping them do just that, because having probably the USA’s most famous player on your team certainly helps. A report published just after his signing outlined the commercial impact of his arrival at the club, in shirt sales and social media interest.

Paolo Stringara was Jurgen Klinsmann’s assistant in his first few years with the senior United States national team and therefore coaches Pulisic, and he spoke about his development in an intterview with MilanNews.

“I expected neither more nor less than what he is currently doing and I think that everyone at Milan is very happy. If on the one hand Leao has moments in which he is absent and others where he is devastating, Christian is always there, constant, he does not disappear during the match and he hurts you,” he said.

“I met him when he was a kid and inside I said to myself: ‘This is going to be one of the best five players in the world’. He was devastating.

“We had seen this incredible speed, not only with his legs but also with his execution and with his head. The ball is always alive with him and when Christian blocks it, he often misses a man. Mentally he is ahead.

“If a kid from the United States goes to Germany and does well, goes to England and does well, there must be a reason. Christian is a person intelligent and manages to experience changes in a positive way. And consider that he is only 25 years old. There are players who at his age, I won’t say they still have to do everything, but almost.”

There were many fans who thought that signing Pulisic was a gamble given the drop in hype surrounding him and some injury issues, but for Geoffrey Moncada and his team they can sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labour.


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