The Premier League and world football, in general, have been graced by many a talented American – Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard being a few. However, none of their arrivals on England shores were met with as much excitement as that of 20-year-old Christian Pulisic, who completed a £58 million move from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea – making him the most expensive player of all time in the process – earlier this January.
While Chelsea fans will have to wait till the next season to see him in action due to his deal seeing him stay put at Dortmund till the end of the season, that hasn’t stopped the Blues faithful from boasting about their latest acquisition. And indeed there’s plenty to boast about. Pulisic’s outrageous talents include blistering pace as well as the ability to play with both feet, making him a dynamic number 10 and perhaps just the kind of player Maurizio Sarri needs to finally implement his famed ‘Sarri ball’ successfully at Stamford Bridge.
And while his footballing talents are there for everyone to see, there are still a lot of things you may not know about this Croatian-origin starlet. So without further ado, let’s take a look at 5 things about Christian Pulisic that you didn’t know.
#5. Football is in the Family
If you’re wondering where this American kid got the football skills to become a world beater, look no further than his family. Both Pulisic’s parents Mark and Kelly played the sport during their time at George Mason University, with Mark even going on to play professional indoor football for Harrisburg Heat in the 90s before taking up coaching. In fact, Christian isn’t the only one who inherited his parent’s football skills, with his cousin Will an Under-17 goalkeeper for Dortmund and the US National Team.