GdS: Chelsea winger open to Milan move and willing to take pay cut – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are on the lookout for options to strengthen their right side and Christian Pulisic is an idea that is gaining more and more momentum, a report claims. 

La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below and as cited by recall how Pulisic racked up 127 appearances and 19 goals for Borussia Dortmund, while he has 145 games and 26 goals for Chelsea.

However, last season he struggled to find playing time in what was a turbulent season for the Blues, and he feels like Milan could give him back a leading role and further enhance his talent.

Milan meanwhile are after a winger who can beat his man and score goals, hoping to have a two-sided attack with Rafael Leao on the left and Pulisic on the opposite side which would guarantee a good balance.

Positive signs

The new management are already at work and the signs are good. The 24-year-old would be happy to join and would be willing to reduce his salary which today is close to €5m net per season.

Pulisic has seemingly made no secret regarding his liking for the Rossoneri, given his last Instagram post was accompanied by two circles, one red and one black, sparking hundreds of comments.

The expiry of his contract with Chelsea is set for June 2024 and this affects the value of his price tag. A discount will certainly be applied to the price tag which is currently over €25m, given what they paid Dortmund.

Brand impact

Pulisic has 7,200,000 followers on his various social media platforms, Olivier Giroud is just one of them. He therefore has a huge following, an interesting note given the relationship between sport and entertainment that Cardinale wants to cultivate.

Pulisic also has a Croatian passport despite the fact he was born in Hersey, Pennsylvania. Cardinale could use his image to draw the attention of the US public and thus grow the brand across the Atlantic Ocean.

With the USA national team he has played 57 games and scored 23 goals. Pulisic would partially occupy the space freed up by Brahim Diaz and it does not exclude the exit of either Junior Messias and Alexis Saelemaekers.

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  1. If we are buying players for “brand impact ” then that says a lot about the future of our boyhood club that is being destroyed by americans

    1. Kamada also carry brand impact.

      Frankly speaking, we need brand impact badly considering that Milan brand was hurt by the sacking of Maldini.

        1. And some would say a skilful right-winger who’s struggled for form in a Chelsea team in a time when many others have done the same would be the same. He hasn’t fulfilled the potential they paid 60m+ for, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a good player there for 20m with a huge amount of experience for someone who’s only 24.

          But there’s no point in ignoring commercial impact, literally every club has this factor – it’s why image rights are a thing – and if that comes as an added bonus then no complaints. Same as signing players from England means you have a big potential market to sell back to, you have to factor all that into a player’s value.

          He’d be a gamble, but his upside is huge if it comes off. Personally, the injury record would be more worrying for a position where Milan have relied on very heavy pressing.

          1. Yes, the injury record… given our Milan Lab history with injuries… really match made in heaven…

            Didn’t they promise to invest on the lab just recently?

          2. Pulisic is a mental dwarf. He can be the most talented player in the world, that won’t help him. He has been constantly in some sort of bad mood, having issues with his mental health etc., he said it publicly in an interview. Brahim Diaz is more consistent than him, says enough…Berardi is 100% more useful to get, and would cost less.

    2. Yes we’re being “destroyed by Americans”….on what evidence? Because Cardinale’s American and you don’t like Americans? 😆

      1. Dude, this guy hates Americans. I haven’t seen him on this site for very long, but every post is anti-American.

      1. Don’t expect much money for either of them, if someone’s willing to take their salary it will be at a very low price – same reason Chelsea are looking to offload Pulisic.

  2. No more than 3,5M€/y for Pulisic though. If he’d settle for that. Origi has proved the money needs to be earned. It’ll be hard to get rid off the flops – such as the Belgian – when the salary is 3,5M€ or higher. I bet selling Rebic will be difficult due to his current salary too.

  3. Only having a year left on his contract bodes well for this, Chelsea know they need to sell and he will know his next contract won’t be worth as much as his current one.

    Unfortunate that a loan won’t be possible for the first year though.

  4. Speaking as an American,

    Stop buying US players and players trained in the US. I went through these training methods and it’s a literal joke.

    1. Speaking as an American…. I’m buying that jersey. Biggest thing to happen in my opinion. Once again I stress that all of you crying about the injuries probably wanted Dybala lmao don’t worry I did too. Then to see him pre season in US yeah my man brand about to sky rocket

  5. Arsenal just reached an agreement with Reiss Nelson. The deal we should actually HIJACK Is THAT ONE. Free Transfer.. incredibly good player.. and fits out team like a glove.

  6. For everybody who is saying that Pulisic is being considered only because he is American, I’ll say this: there is no doubt that he is a much better RW than what we currently have. The fact that he wasn’t extremely successful at Chelsea lately doesn’t mean he can’t be successful with us. If he is signed, I welcome the idea. Yes, the Milan brand will explode in the USA if he is signed, as he is arguably the most popular soccer (football) player right now in the US (I’m Italian-American and I live in the USA). Don’t underestimate the development of the brand. More money means better signings in future windows. I hope that this deal comes through and Pulisic becomes a rossonero.

  7. We are already witnessing what a great sports business genius Cardinale is……Pulisic has some value,no doubt,I’d like to khow his weaknesses are viewed. He has plenty of them,too. My first sentence may contain a hint of sarcasm.

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