Christian Pulisic not looking to move to 'unbelievable' Premier League

Christian Pulisic not looking to move to 'unbelievable' Premier League
From ESPN - February 8, 2018

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic has told ESPN FC that he has remained in contact with former teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and that he's flattered to hear talk of a potential move to the Premier League.

The United States international, speaking in London at Nike's 20th anniversary celebration of the Mercurial boot, has been linked to both Liverpool and Manchester United -- his favourite club as a child.

And while Pulisic acknowledged that Aubameyang's decision to leave for Arsenal on transfer deadline day on Jan. 31 was partly fuelled by a desire to reunite with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, he is not immediately looking to move to England.

"Of course, the Premier League is an unbelievable league," Pulisic said. "You never know in football what can happen, so right now, I am focused with Dortmund, and yeah, that's that."

Dortmund are fourth in the Bundesliga and among several clubs chasing the three remaining Champions League spots, with Bayern Munich already 18 points clear of second-place Bayer Leverkusen and Dortmund one point behind them.

The 19-year-old said with the transfer window now closed, it will be up to the players to focus on a strong run-in so they can secure qualification for the Champions League.

"[The transfer window] was definitely kind of a whirlwind," Pulisic said. "Every day, you hear something different in the media or whatever, something like that, but now that it's over, our team has been having kind of a rough go of things lately. So many different coaches in the last few months, but yeah, right now, we have just got to turn that around and focus on ourselves."

That will have to be done without Aubameyang, who had frequently been the subject of transfer rumours until Arsenal set a club record with a 56 million move for the Gabon international.

Pulisic said Aubameyang's presence around the club will be missed -- and that the forward was personally responsible for helping Pulisic adjust to life in the Bundesliga.


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