Christian Pulisic has been linked with a January move to Liverpool, but it appears that Borussia Dortmund are looking to secure the future of their American prodigy by offering him a new contract.
Borussia Dortmund’s teenage star Christian Pulisic has been linked with a number of clubs over the course of the summer, with Liverpool reportedly front-runners to secure the American’s signature. However, in a bid to ward off interest from the Merseysiders, the German club are reportedly preparing a new contract to extend the 18-year-old’s stay at the Signal Iduna Park, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The youngster was heavily linked with a potential reunion with Jurgen Klopp, the manager who brought him to Dortmund in the first place. After suffering another season ending injury, Liverpool are looking for reinforcements for 23-year-old striker Danny Ings in a bid to add to their squad depth, with Christian Pulisic seen as a potential replacement. Apart from Pulisic, Liverpool have also been linked with the likes of Inaki Williams, Cristian Pavon and Sardar Azmoun.
However, with speculation rife about interest from Merseyside, Borussia Dortmund have begun negotiations over a brand new contract for Pulisic as they look to secure the services of their latest teen sensation. The youngster has also been monitored by the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona over the summer owing to his prodigious talent.
What next for Liverpool?
With the chances of signing Pulisic potentially reducing drastically, Liverpool will now shift their focus to other targets in the market. The Reds already have a fair number of options in attack and were seemingly preparing for the absence of both Ings and Mane, who will be absent during January due to the African Cup of Nations tournament.
With that in mind, the Merseysiders could make do with a cheaper option in those positions as a short-term replacement rather than some of the big money names they seem to be pursuing. Lesser known campaigners like Cristian Pavon and Sardar Azmoun could fit the bill perfectly if the Reds are only looking for back-up, as opposed to a promising young prospect they may not necessarily have place in the squad for.
There is no questioning what Pulisic brings to the table, but at this point in time, considering the squad the Reds have at their disposal, there is no need for a big name signing, especially in attack. It is best for both parties that the American youngster is left to develop at the Westfalenstadion under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel.