Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has made it clear to his advisors that he will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer unless his playing situation improves under manager Thomas Tuchel, according to the Sun.
The American international has started just one game since the German’s arrival as head coach back in January and the midfielder has no intention of staying as a backup player.
Tuchel has recently said that Pulisic will have to remain “patient” as although he rates the 22-year-old’s ability, he feels he is best suited to coming off the bench and making an impact late on in games.
That sort of role clearly won’t satisfy Pulisic, who was signed from Borussia Dortmund for £58m two years ago on the basis he would be a key player with the club facing a season long transfer ban at the time.
Of course, the American could well become a regular starter over the coming weeks but it seems clear that if his game-time doesn’t improve soon, he will be agitating for a move. Liverpool have been mentioned as a possible team interested in his services but it is hard to see Chelsea allowing such a young talent to join one of their main rivals.
Pulisic has much to offer and despite his obvious frustrations at his limited opportunities it is doubtful the Blues will give up on the player who was once billed as being Eden Hazard’s replacement.