Perfect replacement? Hazard to Real Madrid and £88 million Pulisic to Chelsea?
Chelsea are lining up a move for Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, but would he be a worthy replacement for Eden Hazard?
Hazard has been heavily tipped to pack his bags and sign for Real Madrid after the current season finishes, with reports suggesting he wants a fresh challenge and a better chance to win the Champions League and Ballon D’or.
And recent reports have claimed we are eying possible replacements for the Belgian, with the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Gareth Bale and Nabil Fekir all linked with a possible move to Stamford Bridge in deals that would be in excess of £100 million.
But there is also reports which have claimed he will look to Dortmund sensation Pulisic, as his immediate replacement, with the talented American tipped to become a global superstar after impressing on a number of occasions of the Bundesliga giants.
It has been claimed we will offer cash-plus Alvaro Morata in a bid to land the American if Hazard does in fact leave, as the Spanish striker has not fulfilled the potential many expected despite his recent run of form in the side.
Pulisic gets into extremely dangerous positions in the box and has a knack for the killer pass, and he is used to playing a high-tempo, fast-paced and attacking football that current Blues boss Maurizio Sarri employs, and which made him an attractive prospect to Roman Abramovic.
But it is not just his creativity, raw pace and drive to take players on that is one of his main featured, as his decision making in the final third and his ability to score goals is also an attractive proposition for Chelsea.
And although Pulisic doesn’t produce the kind of numbers Hazard does just yet, the lad is young enough to develop his game and ultimately become a goal-scoring winger just like the Belgian superstar
Losing a player like Hazard will be a massive blow to our squad as he is arguably the best player, but signing a quality player like Pulisic will certainly help fill the void that could be left by the Belgian when he decides to leave the club.
However, trying to convince him to make the move to the Premier League could be a difficult task as he is very happy at the German side, but if the club want a good long-term investment, then there are not many better talents around right now.