After more than four years, the summer season of Christian Pulisic ends at Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old leaves the BVB and switches to FC Chelsea for 64 million euros in the English Premier League.
In emotional words, the American said goodbye to the Dortmund fans on Wednesday in the social networks. The 20-year-old thanked both the followers and the club and its trainers and teammates for “many, Many unforgettable moments “.
Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke and Sports Director Michael Zorc also praised Pulisic for handling his transfer to London and spoke of a”win-win situation for all involved”.
Christian Pulisic’s statement in Words:
Dear Borussen, with a heavy heart I have to tell you that in my last months with our fantastic association and your fantastic association.
It feels like yesterday that I am still a long way from being trained, excited, also nervous, but incredibly proud 16-year-old a small town in the USA called Hershey came to Dortmund. I had no idea what was ahead of me, but soon I found out that I was in the best hands with the blacks!
I would not be where I am today without the BVB and its confidence in young players and giving them a chance to prove themselves on as high a level as in the Bundesliga and also the Champions League. It was a dream and it is still an honor to wear the black yellow jersey before you and for you.
Many, many unforgettable moments stand out from all time. All of them and so much of it before mine just got 20-something. Having had a birthday still feels like a dream in part. I thank all my trainers who have given me these opportunities!
And I thank my wonderful teammates: You have welcomed me into your circle, shared your experiences with me and helped me to develop and grow into a professional football player. I would like to thank you very much for that.
And then you fans: You are incredible! I felt it was a privilege to stand with you on the South Tribune at the beginning and to see how you support your heroes at close quarters.
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I feel honoured to have been able to Development from the driver to one of the fired. You, too, have always accepted me as one of yours. Many thanks for that! Finally, I would also like to thank Mr Watzke and Sports Director Michael Zorc. It was very, very important to me that we manage my situation in the best possible way, fairly and professionally, and that we part on the good. As we have now solved it, I feel it is an absolute win-win situation for all concerned.
In the summer I will switch to FC Chelsea in the English Premier League. It is an honour to have signed with such a renowned club, and I look forward to making my contribution to this team of world-class players soon. I am looking forward to working with Maurizio Sarri and his staff.
But for the next few months only the BVB counts for me! Please do not doubt my passion and dedication and my 110-percent commitment to our team until the last ball of the season is played. We all feel that this year could be “our year” and we will do everything we can to have a top season finale.