Journalist Pete O’Rourke has said that a move to Newcastle United is ‘definitely something’ that Christian Pulisic would consider.
The Magpies have recently been linked with a move for the forward, who has been representing the United States at the World Cup.
Pulisic scored the all-important goal as USA defeated Iran to advance to the round of 16, where they were recently knocked out by the Netherlands.
And O’Rourke believes he could be a realistic option for Dan Ashworth in the market going forward.
The 24-year-old has been in and out of the Chelsea side since Graham Potter’s arrival, making four starts since 6th September – and O’Rourke told This Is Futbol that he would be open to a move to the north-east.
He said: “Newcastle have definitely moved up the pecking order, I think, for players right now of where they want to go.
“They can pay the big wages as well and I think it’s an attractive team that Eddie Howe has now built, so I’m sure for Christian Pulisic, it’s definitely something that he would consider, which maybe a couple of seasons ago, wouldn’t have been on his radar.”
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The 56-cap ace is now in his fourth season at Stamford Bridge after a £58m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, but he has never been able to hold down his place in west London, managing just 53 top-flight starts.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have already been linked with a potential January move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby, but Pulisic could certainly prove a cheaper alternative given the hefty summer price tag put on the French winger.
Tipped by Blues great Pat Nevin to become ‘world-class’, the £150k-per-week ace has shown glimpses of his brilliance in a Chelsea shirt, with a hat-trick against Burnley back in 2019 perhaps the highlight of his spell that has yielded 26 goals and 21 assists in 133 appearances.
His consistent dealings with injury may be a cause for concern, but there is no denying the American’s talent. And at just 24, you could bet your bottom dollar that Eddie Howe would help improve his game.