One of the best stories at Borussia Dortmund over the past few years has been the play of Christian Pulisic. Pulisic was only 17 when he broke into the first team in January of 2016, but he didn’t look out of place at all. He immediately made an impact, and has now become one of the club’s most important players.
In a month he’ll turn 19, but the world is already at his feet. He’s being tapped to be the greatest player in the history of US Soccer, and is a very attractive prospect to many top clubs in Europe. It seems unlikely that he will spend his entire career at BVB.
But for now, there is no uncertainty about where he will be this season. Sports Illustrated are reporting that Pulisic won’t even think about a move from Dortmund until after the 2018 World Cup.
But a source with knowledge of Pulisic's future plans said the 18-year-old has not made any plans beyond the upcoming season with Dortmund.
"There has been zero thought regarding a move," the source said. "The idea is for Pulisic to play through the World Cup and then take stock at that time."
Even thinking about Pulisic leaving Dortmund is disheartening, but he’s made clear how happy he is at the club.
The Hershey, PA product will be the main man for the US at Russia 2018. He could have even more suitors if he has a strong tournament. Hopefully, if he does have a think about things next summer, he’ll still decide to stay at BVB.
Pulisic grew up supporting Manchester United, and is a big fan of the Premier League. He’s also been open about wanting to play there at some point. Then you throw in the fact that he would be an American marketing boon for anyone who signs him, and that seems likely to be the move that eventually takes him away from Dortmund.
So maybe United or Liverpool will come in and pay £200 million for him in a couple years. Dortmund fans can live with that, and they’ll keep enjoying Pulisic while he is still gracing the grounds of the Westfalenstadion.