Christian Pulisic’s time at Chelsea at the moment is a frustrating one. He was used as a wing-back at the weekend by Graham Potter in their 4-1 defeat to Brighton, and this season his stats in the Premier League are just one goal and one assist in 11 appearances.
Speculation about his future has been ongoing since the summer transfer window and former USMNT player Eric Wynalda has offered some advice to the national team’s current star.
Speaking to VegasInsider, Wynalda said, “Long term future he needs to be a left winger in a team where he’s going to get more time. I would not mind seeing Christian Pulisic wearing the black and white stripes of Newcastle.”
Wynalda played for 11 different clubs during his career, including teams in Europe in Saarbrücken and Bochum. He also has 106 caps for the US so, although the clubs he played for are not at the same elite level that Pulisic is at, he is still someone who the young American could listen to for career advice.
Would Newcastle be a good fit?
Newcastle United are flying in the league and occupies the fourth position. Their 4-0 victory over Aston Villa at the weekend meant they are now eight games undefeated.
Pulisic is a player who deserves to be playing Champions League football and if Eddie Howe’s side can qualify for the competition then a move to St James’ Park would make sense.
The Magpies are a team with big potential since they were taken over by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.
Their star man at the moment is former Atlanta United forward Miguel Almirón who has scored seven league goals so far, including a fantastic curled shot from outside the box against Villa on Saturday. Newcastle would certainly have a dangerous attack with Almiron on one side and Pulisic on the other.
Is it time for Christian Pulisic to give up on Chelsea?
Since Pulisic’s move from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, Pulisic has in total made 129 appearances with 26 goals and 21 assists. They are not bad stats, but he is at a club where he is competing for a place alongside the likes of Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech.
Potter is known for changing his formation often during games but if Pulisic continues to sometimes be on the bench or play out of position then a move soon may be the best option for the player.
The manager has expressed his admiration for Pulisic and whilst Potter is still new in the hot seat at Stamford Bridge it would be rash to quit the club so soon.
Of course, he will not be able to leave until January, but that will be after the World Cup so he is not desperately looking for more game time before a major tournament. However, he is only 24 and a player of his potential needs to find a club where he can settle soon.
He has experience in two of Europe’s top leagues and has played in the Champions League so there will be no shortage of suitors for Pulisic.
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