Summer signings for Borussia Dortmund have put Christian Pulisic’s future with the German club in doubt, but now at least one new team has emerged as a potential destination for the U.S. attacker.
According to Sports Illustrated, there’s a “50-50 chance” that Pulisic will leave Dortmund before the transfer deadline as he seeks first-team playing time.
The 17-year-old American is reportedly receiving interest from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig with his status at Dortmund unknown for the upcoming season. Leipzig has reportedly offered over $16 million for Pulisic, after reports surfaced on Wednesday linking the winger with a big-money move to Stoke City.
While Stoke has since denied claims of such an offer, Pulisic is said to be frustrated by the club’s moves this summer, which includes the signings of Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle. With the two experienced Germans in the fold, as well as Ousmane Dembele and Emre Mor, Pulisic’s opportunity to see the field has certainly taken a massive hit.
Pulisic is under contract for another three years at the Bundesliga giants, though, so a move away from Westfalenstadion may not be on the team’s radar this summer, particularly given his age.
Dortmund opens the new Bundesliga season on Saturday against Mainz, however, it remains to be seen if Pulisic will be including in the gameday roster given the team’s additions this summer.Follow @MattReedFutbol