AC Milan has officially announced the signing of United States forward Christian Pulisic from Chelsea. The Serie A club beat competition from various clubs to secure the player’s services. Pulisic, who joined Chelsea in 2018, had agreed to terms in principle with Milan and was willing to take a significant pay cut to facilitate the move. He becomes the third American to play for Milan, following in the footsteps of Oguchi Onyewu and Sergino Dest.
Pulisic’s Excitement and Milan’s Ambition
Upon his arrival in Milan, Pulisic expressed his enthusiasm for joining the historic club and aiming to win titles. Milan, owned by American investment firm RedBird, is a seven-time European champion and last won the Serie A title in 2022. Despite losing to Inter Milan in the Champions League semifinals last season, Milan is determined to continue their success.
Pulisic’s Time at Chelsea
Pulisic’s move to Milan marks the end of his time in the Premier League. He made 145 appearances for Chelsea, contributing to their Champions League triumph in 2021, as well as winning the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Internationally, Pulisic played a pivotal role in guiding the USMNT to victory in the Concacaf Nations League and leading them to the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup.
Pulisic’s playing time at Chelsea had become limited due to the club’s signings of several attacking players. Despite his past contributions, his impact, involvement, and susceptibility to injuries declined over the last two seasons. As a result, the move to Milan is seen as an opportunity for Pulisic to reignite his career and fulfill his potential.