Chelsea insiders have confirmed that the club intended to sell Christian Pulisic so that he could be directly replaced by Mykaylo Mudryk.
According to the sources, Todd Boehly intended to use the proceeds from Pulisic’s sale to cover the price tag of Mudryk. However, the deal fell through due to Pulisic’s injury.
“Chelsea’s plan before the season’s end was for Christian Pulisic to leave the club in the winter window, with the proceeds used to match Mudryk’s valuation. The player was even informed of the plan and agreed to it.
“However, his injury in January threw all plans out the window,” Laura Woods reported.
Pulisic was not the only player who was set to be let go; Kai Havertz was also on the verge of being swapped for a more promising target. Chelsea’s interest in Marcus Thuram in January was thought to be a sign that Kai Havertz was on his way to the Bundesliga, where Borussia Monchengladbach had expressed strong interest. According to rumors, Havertz’s agent even sat in on a meeting with the Bundesliga giants.
In my opinion
Since Havertz is currently facing a potential backdrop move, the club intends to test David Fofana’s ability in the #9 role further. The Ivorian has not had a proper debut since joining the club.
His only previous appearances have been as a late substitute. I believe he can thrive if given the proper opportunity.
Pulisic’s move will almost certainly take place this summer. It is clear that competition in the offensive third is fierce, especially when attacking quality is taken into account. However, he should remain in the Premier League because it is the only way he can protect his reputation.