Blues new signing Christian Pulisic reveals Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang convinced him to joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old United State of America international signed for former Premier League Champions in a £58 million deal in the January transfer window but remained with the Bundesliga runner-up until the rest of the season.
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Pulisic as now teamed up with Chelsea this week, before heading back to participate in this summer’s Gold Cup with the US national team but the forward spent two years playing alongside Premier League joint Golden boot winner at Signal-Iduna Park before Aubameyang moved to Emirates Stadium in January 2018.
"When the possibility of my transfer to Chelsea came around, I reached out to him,’ Pulisic told the Evening Standard.
"Even though Pierre-Emerick left Dortmund for Arsenal, we remained in contact. I have spoken with him on and off ever since he moved here.
"I asked him how it was in London and stuff. He loves it here. He is a big city kind of guy, you can see that and he has told me about a few places to go see.
"It was a very good friendship when we played for Dortmund together for a few years. He was there when I first broke into the first team and we had a nice link up on the field.
"He taught me a lot. That was one of the coolest things about him. He’s a very humble guy and perhaps people don’t know that about him.
Pulisic is now the most expensive US player of all time may have some huge shoes to fill next season at Stamford Bridge, with Eden Hazard widely expected to leave Chelsea in the summer to join Real Madrid but after scoring four times in 20 league appearances, including nine starts, as Dortmund finished runners-up to Bayern Munich.