Christian Pulisic is now officially an AC Milan player. The Italian club takes over the attacker from Chelsea, where he had little prospect of a basic place.
AC Milan relieves Pulisic of hopeless situation at Chelsea
The American signed a contract for four seasons in Milan. According to Italian sources, AC Milan will transfer more than twenty million euros for Pulisic. With that, Chelsea has lost a lot of money on the winger. In 2019 he came over from Borussia Dortmund for 64 million euros.
Last season, Pulisic was on the bench more often than he liked. In total he started only eight Premier League matches in the starting line-up. In his entire London period, he scored 26 goals in 145 games. With the arrival of Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku, his situation at Chelsea did not improve.
No success at Chelsea? AC Milan is waiting with open arms
Christian Pulisic completed his long-awaited transfer from Chelsea to AC Milan on Thursday. That is becoming a common transfer for players who are not performing well at Stamford Bridge.
With his transfer, Pulisic follows the example of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who signed a contract at the San Siro earlier this summer. The midfielder reportedly cost Milan around sixteen million euros.
At Milan they know how to find their way to Chelsea in recent years. Two years ago, the Italians even picked up three players from London. Fikayo Tomori was taken over after a successful rental period and Olivier Giroud was not considered too old by Milan. Tiemoué Bakayoko was also rented from Chelsea for an extra year.
In the 2014/15 season, Milan was also able to strengthen its selection thanks to Chelsea. Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel were then hired; the former eventually made a permanent transfer to Milan. A season before, Michael Essien had also made the switch from Chelsea to Milan on a rental basis.
The last time a player went from Milan to Chelsea was in the summer of 2006, when the English paid a lot of money for the arrival of Andriy Shevchenko. However, it was not a successful collaboration with the Ukrainian top striker; two years later, Milan was able to retrieve his lost son on a rental basis.
Players signed from Chelsea by AC Milan in the last decade
|Season||Player||Type of purchase|
|2014/15||Fernando Torres||Loan, buy later|
|2014/15||Marco van Ginkel||Loan|
|2021/22||Fikayo Tomori||31.6 million euros|
|2021/22||Olivier Giroud||2.85 million euros|
|2023/24||Ruben Loftus-Cheek||16 million euros|
|2023/24||Christian Pulisic||20 million euros|