“He shouldn’t leave”- Chelsea winger advised against Manchester United transfer

Glen Johnson advises Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic against a move to Manchester United

Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson while speaking to Midnite (h/t the Sun) has advised Christian Pulisic to stay at Chelsea amid Manchester United’s interest.

Pulisic’s current contract at Stamford Bridge expires in June 2024 (Transfermarkt) and there are many suitors for the USMNT international, who impressed many with his performances at the FIFA World Cup.

United are one of the interested parties in the player but Johnson believes that Pulisic should not be thinking about a move to Old Trafford.

“I want Chelsea to keep Christian Pulisic, he shouldn’t leave for Manchester United. I have defended him for a long time and said he has so much potential, but now he needs to prove it.”

Christian Pulisic of Chelsea FC runs after the ball during the UEFA Champions League group E match between FC Salzburg and Chelsea FC at Football Arena Salzburg on October 25, 2022 in Salzburg, Austria.
Christian Pulisic could soon be on the move from Chelsea (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)

Pulisic became a household name with his performances with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga before he was snapped up by Chelsea in 2019.

Although he has shown glimpses of his huge potential, overall he has not been able to live up to the £57.6m fee that was paid to Dortmund and in 133 appearances for the club so far, has contributed to 26 goals and 21 assists.

It is a meagre return compared to the ability that the player possesses and many believe that Chelsea would be willing to cash in on the player which goes in line with the manner in which the club handles its business.

Christian Pulisic impressed many with his performances for USMNT at the FIFA World Cup
Christian Pulisic impressed many with his performances for USMNT at the FIFA World Cup

United have shown a willingness to sign the player and add him to the list which includes Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic of players leaving Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford.

Realistically, it still seems a far-fetched deal considering the wing options we currently have plus the need for reinforcements in other areas of the pitch, especially a striker.

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Hence, this is a deal which in all probability would not gather pace until the latter stages of his current contract running down with Chelsea, which would then provide a great opportunity for clubs to sign the USMNT international for a low fee.