Christian Pulisic admits “things change quickly” as Newcastle United continue to be linked with a move for the Chelsea forward.
What’s the latest Newcastle United transfer news?
According to the Daily Mirror, decision-makers at St James’ Park view the 24-year-old as a statement January signing.
Coming towards the end of his contract at Stamford Bridge, the Blues are reportedly willing to sell the former Borussia Dortmund forward for around £40m. Under contract until the summer of 2024, sources have previously told Nothing but Newcastle Pulisic would be keen on leaving west London in pursuit of first-team football.
Newcastle did attempt to sign the likes of Moussa Diaby and James Maddison over the course of the summer, indicating Eddie Howe and his team were keen on another option there. Alexander Isak might feasibly be able to play there but The Athletic suggest Howe sees the Sweden international as a centre-forward, so it would be reasonable to assume there is still need a need to strengthen.
What has Pulisic said about his Chelsea future?
Speaking while on a guest on the Indirect Podcast, the American said: “Right now I’m absolutely back at Chelsea and focused and ready to finish the season, but you know how things work in football.
“Things change quickly and anything can happen. At the moment I am just pushing myself in training and working at Chelsea because that’s where I am right now.”
Should Newcastle make a move to sign Pulisic?
Given the fact the club did not strengthen out wide during the summer, Pulisic looks an attractive proposition.
Granted, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron offer impressive options, although Ryan Fraser has been linked away, leaving only Jacob Murphy and potentially Joelinton as cover.
Pulisic, of course, would unlikely want to be a back-up option and would perhaps need some convincing he’d be a key player at St James’ Park but would surely offer a big upgrade on Fraser.
Potentially available for under £40m and with plenty of time to develop, Pulisic certainly looks a logical signing.