Newcastle United’s interest in Christian Pulisic has left Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards incredibly excited by the prospect of the American making a move to Tyneside.
Edwards was speaking on the Transfer Gossip Daily podcast and has discussed the Toon’s interest in a number of Chelsea’s outcasts ahead of the final couple of weeks in the market.
And one of those players is 23-year-old Pulisic, who is potentially going to be made available for a loan exit this summer to find some regular first-team action.
Only 13 of the American’s appearances in the Premier League last season had come in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI as he racked up another nine from the bench (via Transfermarkt).
And amid talk of interest in the likes of Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Armando Broja at Chelsea, Edwards believes a move up to Tyneside could be an option for Pulisic, who’s played just 31 minutes of action across the opening two games.
He said: “Pulisic is interesting for them, because obviously, it opens up the USA market. They’re a new club looking for new commercial revenue streams. The interest from the States would obviously increase in a club like Newcastle, and I think he’s a really good player. And again, he’s the sort of player that they need – a wide forward who can score goals.
“I would put Newcastle in pole position to get one of them. We just have to wait and see which one it is. But I think Pulisic – I think that’s the one to really keep an eye on.”
TIF Thoughts on Edwards’ comments…
We also think this could be a really interesting piece of business from Eddie Howe’s side, with their previous attempts to sign a right-winger falling short with Moussa Diaby.
Would Pulisic be a big improvement for NUFC?
However, with a loan signing like Pulisic, it could offer a stopgap solution for the Magpies until next summer when they may choose to reassess their interest in the Bayer Leverkusen Frenchman.
Pulisic – despite being hailed by some as a “superstar” – may not be the marquee signing that some Toon fans will have been hoping for this summer, however, he certainly has shown he could be an improvement on what Howe currently has in his squad.
The American’s 2021/22 campaign was disrupted massively by injuries but still returned six league goals, so we would be interested to see what he could provide Newcastle if he had an injury-free season with regular first-team action.