Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted to Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic’s transfer to Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Klopp has reportedly been a long-term admirer of the talented American but has missed out on the star who has agreed to play for west London side.
Klopp misses out of Pulisic: what you need to know
- Christian Pulisic has agreed to move to Chelsea after Borussia Dortmund accepted a £58 million bid from the Premier League side.
- Pulisic will remain with Dortmund on loan until the summer.
- The 20-year-old has established himself as one of the most exciting prospects in European football.
- The playmaker was linked with a move to Liverpool to play under former Dortmund manager Klopp.
Following the announcement of the deal this morning, Klopp was asked by reporters on his views of Chelsea’s latest acquisition.
Klopp believes that it is a good deal for both parties, with Chelsea bagging themselves a top-quality player and Dortmund paid a massive £58 million for a 20-year-old whose contract was expiring at the end of next season.
Speaking via the Mail, Klopp said: “He’s a good player. I’ve known him for a while, followed him. Good signing for Chelsea but good deal as well, Dortmund can keep him. Another really skilled boy playing in England. Good.”
“It is a privilege”
The USA international will join up with Maurizio Sarri’s side this summer having developed his game across the next six months in Germany.
Discussing his pride at the switch, Pulisic told the Blues’ official website: “In [the] summer I move on to Chelsea and to a new competition, the English Premier League.
“It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world-class players.”
Before he pulls on the blue jersey of Chelsea, Pulisic will try and do his best to come over to England a league champion as Borussia Dortmund chase down the Bundesliga title.