Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Christian Pulisic’s £57.5m move to Chelsea but he will still remain at the club till summer.
The American midfielder was previously linked to Liverpool and Barcelona but Stamford Bridge was his preferred destination.
“It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told BVB.de as the arranged transfer was confirmed.
“That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract. In this context, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity,” he added.
Zorc also remains in little doubt that Pulisic will continue to give his all for Dortmund in the remaining six months of his time with the club as they fight for the Bundesliga title.
“Christian Pulisic is a perfect character. I am sure that in the coming months he will do everything in his power to bring his high quality to the team and to achieve his sporting goals with his team-mates Borussia Dortmund,” he said.
Pulisic, who joined Dortmund aged 16, spent four years in Germany before agreeing to join Chelsea.