Milan, for Christian Pulisic a heavy jersey number

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Christian Pulisic is officially a new Milan player

No last-minute surprises from the rumors of the last few days: on Thursday, in fact, Milan made official the arrival of Christian Pulisic, a midfielder with a strong offensive vocation (he has been deployed as a striker several times) who will wear the Rossoneri uniform after three and a half years at Chelsea. Pulisic will wear a rather heavy shirt number, the 11 vacated by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired from playing soccer at the end of last season.

“AC Milan is pleased to announce that it has acquired outright the sports performance of the player Christian Mate Pulisic from Chelsea FC,” reads the note from the Via Aldo Rossi-based company. “The U.S. player has signed a contract with the Rossoneri club until June 30, 2027, with an option right in favor of the club for an extension until June 30, 2028.

Pulisic, born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 18, 1998, grew up in the U.S. youth divisions before moving to Borussia Dortmund in Europe in 2015. With the Yellowoniers he made his debut, in the Bundesliga, in January 2016 and totaled 127 appearances and 19 goals since then, winning a German Cup. In January 2020, the move to Chelsea, with whom he racked up 145 appearances and 26 goals, winning the 2020/21 Champions League and the relevant European Super Cup and Club World Cup editions.

With the U.S. national team he has so far collected 60 appearances and 25 goals, and has also won the CONCACAF Nations League twice.

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