Chelsea immediately stepped on the gas in the summer transfer market this year by hooking the young US midfielder, Christian Pulisic. The 20-year-old player was redeemed from Borussia Dortmund, although the news has been heard since last summer, but in fact the Chelsea coach, Maurizio Sarri said he was surprised by this transfer, although he had indeed had time to express his opinion about Pulisic.
As is known, Chelsea have indeed managed to hook the young US midfielder, Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer market yesterday. The 20-year-old player was redeemed through a pocket of no less than 58 million Pounds. As explained by Borussia Dortmund, the player will not immediately dock at Stamford Bridge, but first undergo a loan period in the rest of the season along with the German Bundesliga club.
Actually, Pulisic has been linked with Chelsea since last summer, but his transfer has only been realized in the winter transfer market this year. Although at first coach Maurizio Sarri who wanted this transfer, but in fact the manager from Italy did not know anything about it at all.
“I didn’t know anything about Pulisic’s recruitment. About a month ago, they [the club] asked my opinion about the player. I answered positively and today I know this transfer has been inaugurated. But before I knew nothing,” told Sarri to the BBC after his team were held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton.
Furthermore, the former Napoli coach stressed that his job at Chelsea did not take care of transfers, he only focused on the match, and gave opinions about the players who were the target of the club.
“I am not on duty in the transfer market. So I just focus on the competition. I only give opinions [about target players] to the club, “he said.
Sarri’s attitude that allowed the club to take care of the transfer market certainly differed 180 degrees from its predecessor, Antonio Conte, who was known to have a bad relationship with Chelsea officials due to the problem of transferring players. That also made the Italian coach get kicked out of the manager’s seat.