Let’s face it: Borussia Dortmund are not the European powerhouse they were roughly five years ago, when they reached the UEFA Champions League final. Now they might be a otp team in the Bundesliga, but are miles away from being a Champions League contender. That has caused an exodus of some of their top players.
However, one player Dortmund are reluctant to sell at all costs is Christian Pulisic. The American youngster has carried Dortmund during the pre-season tour and delivered some magnificent displays, like the one against Liverpool where he netted a brace and looked unstoppable.
Several teams have been tracking Pulisic over the past 12 months and Dortmund were open to listen to offers for the talented attacking midfielder. However, that has changed and now they club see him as an integral piece of the team going forward. So much, that they are not going to entertain ANY offer for the USMNT international.
Pulisic seems to have a bright future ahead of him and there is no question that Dortmund are making the right thing by trying to lock him down. The team needs him to have any chance at upsetting Bayern Munich this next season. And him leaving would send a bad signal to the rest of Europe. They can’t be selling their top players like they did with Ousmane Dembele, a move they probably regret now.
Smart move, Dortmund. Smart move.