Before you read this, just know that it isn’t happening. There’s nothing to worry about on this front anytime soon.
The Daily Mail, who are not exactly the gold standard of journalism, are claiming that Manchester United are “keen” on signing Christian Pulisic this summer. Here’s the meat of the story from this half-baked transfer rumor.
Manchester United have joined Liverpool and Bayern Munich in the chase for Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, according to reports in Germany.
There looks set to be a tug-of-war between the three powerhouse clubs this summer for the 19-year-old American playmaker, who is valued at £40m.
Pulisic is contracted to Dortmund until 2020 and the club will be desperate to keep hold of a player who regularly impresses in the Bundesliga.
So let’s get this straight: Manchester United, who just signed Alexis Sanchez and will probably sign another world class attacker this summer, want 19-year-old Pulisic? I don’t think so. The attacking corps at United are so deep, even Jose Mourinho knows that someone like Pulisic wouldn’t get anywhere close to the starting lineup.
And there is absolutely no way that Dortmund only value Pulisic at £40 million. They know the footballing and marketing potential that come with the American youngster, they’d certainly want a lot more than £40 million for him in today’s transfer market.
Sure, there is definitely interest abroad in Pulisic’s services, and some of that interest is probably coming from England. But there isn’t any risk of a transfer this summer. Christian’s play this season has shown that he still has a lot of room to grow as a player.
He may leave one day, but for now you can bet that Pulisic and his advisers know that BVB is the best place for him to learn and develop his game.
The Daily Fail has struck again.