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2tone
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Post #886
Monday December 17, 2018 7:32pm

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Reports are saying Liverpool other reports are saying Chelsea. Should be interesting to see which team he goes too. I prefer to see him at Liverpool.

But he did train with Chelsea before going to Dortmund.

Know Nothing
Post #887
Monday December 17, 2018 7:52pm

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Original post from 2tone

Reports are saying Liverpool other reports are saying Chelsea. Should be interesting to see which team he goes too. I prefer to see him at Liverpool.

But he did train with Chelsea before going to Dortmund.


I think he would play more with Chelsea.

There was a rumor he would be sold in January to Chelsea then loaned back to Dortmund to finish the year.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #888
Monday December 17, 2018 11:16pm

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I like to see him take slightly less money than Chelsea is potentially offering and join Klopp at Liverpool.

Know Nothing
Post #889
Tuesday December 18, 2018 2:35am

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Original post from chris_thebassplayer

I like to see him take slightly less money than Chelsea is potentially offering and join Klopp at Liverpool.


Just out of curiosity, who does he replace at Liverpool? Salah? Mane? Shaqiri? When would he play? Training is fine, but he is leaving because he wants to play.

Ideally he would go to Atletico, but the money is too good for Dortmund to pass up. Chelsea know they will probably lose Hazard and may sell Willian or Pedro as well as they are getting the wrong side of 30.

Lilshmike
Post #890
Tuesday December 18, 2018 5:39pm

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Original post from Know Nothing

Just out of curiosity, who does he replace at Liverpool? Salah? Mane? Shaqiri? When would he play? Training is fine, but he is leaving because he wants to play.

Ideally he would go to Atletico, but the money is too good for Dortmund to pass up. Chelsea know they will probably lose Hazard and may sell Willian or Pedro as well as they are getting the wrong side of 30.
None. Candidly, Pulisic is not as good as any of those guys. Shaqiri, who is better, is the odd man out at Liverpool at the moment and is struggling to get consistent games. Pulisic would be nothing more than a depth piece for Liverpool. The only argument one could make is that the others need a rest and Pulisic could get games that way. Even so, he would likely get League Cup and FA Cup games with a random sprinkling of Premier League games in between.

Chelsea appears to be a better situation given that they have a few aging guys who play in his position that may be out the door. However, given their track record with youth players, this still seems troublesome.

Genuinely, staying may be the best option for him. There is no way that an English club doesn't come knocking for Sancho soon. A club like Tottenham or Arsenal. Within 6-18 months he will be gone from Dortmund and Pulisic will be there in the starting role again...

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #891
Tuesday December 18, 2018 6:58pm

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I think the relationship he has with Klopp is as important as getting more initial playing time somewhere else. He would probably get spot starts and maybe super sub minutes initially.

Lilshmike
Post #892
Tuesday December 18, 2018 7:34pm

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I just want to point out that Klopp never managed him. Pulisic was with the youth team at Dortmund for half a season during Klopp's last season. There was about a 5 month overlap - of which Pulisic was with the youth team not being managed by Klopp.

The reality is that there is no real relationship between him and Klopp.

The manager he has a relationship with is Tuchel. He is the guy who was the first team manager when Pulisic had his first full season with Dortmund and broke into the senior team.

cudevil
Post #893
Tuesday December 18, 2018 8:39pm

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Original post from Lilshmike

None. Candidly, Pulisic is not as good as any of those guys. Shaqiri, who is better, is the odd man out at Liverpool at the moment and is struggling to get consistent games. Pulisic would be nothing more than a depth piece for Liverpool. The only argument one could make is that the others need a rest and Pulisic could get games that way. Even so, he would likely get League Cup and FA Cup games with a random sprinkling of Premier League games in between.

Chelsea appears to be a better situation given that they have a few aging guys who play in his position that may be out the door. However, given their track record with youth players, this still seems troublesome.

Genuinely, staying may be the best option for him. There is no way that an English club doesn't come knocking for Sancho soon. A club like Tottenham or Arsenal. Within 6-18 months he will be gone from Dortmund and Pulisic will be there in the starting role again...


I think Pulisic is better than Shaqiri...I've just never rated that guy. The rest...no chance. But I digress. Chelsea wouldn't be a bad fit. He'd fit well with Sarri's preferred style of play, and they are nowhere near as deep at midfield as Liverpool. If Hazard leaves, which seems more likely than not, he's got a clear path to minutes.

Know Nothing
Post #894
Tuesday December 18, 2018 9:24pm

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Original post from Lilshmike

Genuinely, staying may be the best option for him. There is no way that an English club doesn't come knocking for Sancho soon. A club like Tottenham or Arsenal. Within 6-18 months he will be gone from Dortmund and Pulisic will be there in the starting role again...


Yes it is, but we are talking crazy money that Dortmund would be silly to pass up (see Dembele sale to Barcelona).

I dare say Man City did their due diligence and put in a buy back or first refusal clause for Sancho. But even if that scenario were to occur, Favre does not seem to rate him that highly so it is conceivable that the money from said Sancho sale would go for a direct replacement to Favre's liking.

If the rumor about Atletico being told there was already a deal in place is true, then it is probably Chelsea. They face the possibility of a 4 window transfer ban so they will try to get their work done quickly. Conceivably they would buy him in January and loan him back for the remainder of the year just to have him on the books before the possible ban arrives.

dunlopp9987
Post #895
Tuesday December 18, 2018 9:53pm

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He's looked pretty dreadful today against Dusseldorf. Caught in possession a few times, picked up a yellow, just no confidence on the ball
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #896
Wednesday December 19, 2018 5:42am

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He hasn't looked good for a year.

GD10
Post #897
Wednesday December 19, 2018 10:02pm

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Hot Take: Weston McKennie will be better and more impactful than Pulisic for the National team by the end of both these guys careers.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #898
Thursday December 20, 2018 8:04pm

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Original post from GD10

Hot Take: Weston McKennie will be better and more impactful than Pulisic for the National team by the end of both these guys careers.


Adams will be more impactful than both.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #899
Thursday December 20, 2018 11:06pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,436
I'm still going with Puli since he plays an attacking role...scoring goals is always the last piece of the puzzle for us.

Hopefully he flourishes under Berhalter.

dolcem
Post #900
Friday December 21, 2018 9:19pm

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Anyone watching the Dortmund game at the moment? I tuned in for the last ten minutes of the first half and I saw Sancho make two plays that were much better than anything Pulisic has done all year for Dortmund. He's just a different class than Christian.
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