Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie expects Christian Pulisic to be a “great signing” for Chelsea when he joins this summer.
Pulisic is easily regarded as one of the most talented wingers in world football right now and we ended months of transfer speculation during the January transfer window to secure a £58 million deal for the American, which is seen as a bargain by the Blues.
And McKennie, who has played with Pulisic since youth level for the USA and also against him in the Bundesliga, thinks the 20-year-old has the qualities to be a success at Stamford Bridge.
“Christian is the type of player who likes a challenge and likes to experience new things as well,” said McKennie, speaking to Sky Sports at the launch of the new adidas Nemeziz 19+ boots in Herzogenaurach.
“I think he’ll be a great signing for Chelsea. He may not get it right away, he may get in and play you never know, but I think he’ll be helpful for them in any way that they use him.
“I’m excited for him and I know he’s excited to start that next chapter of his career and make an even bigger name for himself.”
Meanwhile, Gareth Bale has ‘shown he can’t play at Real Madrid,’ according to former Real player and manager, Mariano Garcia Remon.
With the news that Eden Hazard could be all set to leave the club in the next few weeks, there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few months which have suggested thatwe will be looking to try and sign the unhappy Bale.
And Remon has now told us that Bale has not lived upto expectations since his big money move to Madrid, despite the fact he has scored 102 goals in 231 appearances across all competitions and has won one La Liga title, a Copa del Rey and four Champions Leagues titles.
‘Real Madrid’s major problem is that they have to assemble an almost entirely new squad,’ Garcia Remon told Radio MARCA.
‘Some of the players have had a very bad season and it’s shown that they can’t play here.
‘Bale is one of them as this year he was given the chance to succeed and become the main man, but he couldn’t take it.’