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Leeds look to expand American contingent with Pulisic

Jesse Marsch’s side faces competition from home and abroad, with Pulisic eyeing more regular first team opportunities.

Hit signings Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronsson converse with Christian Pulisic following Leeds’ 3-0 win over Chelsea this season.
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Leeds United are looking to expand their American contingent after being named as one of the suitors of Chelsea and USA winger Christian Pulisic by Calciomercato.

The 24-year-old has scored 25 goals and registered 19 assists in 123 appearances since joining the Blues from Borussia Dortmund in a £57.6m deal three years ago.

But first team opportunities under Thomas Tuchel became sparse, and it is unclear whether his fortunes will change following the arrival of Graham Potter.

After a rumoured loan move to Manchester United failed to materialise, Leeds are now eyeing the 50-capped American international along with Premier League rivals Newcastle United, Italian giants Juventus and former club Dortmund.

The Whites have been subject to an American revolution of late, with summer signings and established USA starters Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronsson impressing in Jesse Marsch’s first full season in charge.

Pulisic is among the easiest players to link to a move to Elland Road, therefore, but a rumoured fee of £31.5m may not be an overly off-putting price for Leeds.

A prolific scorer at international level, the winger would undoubtedly be a huge statement signing for Marsch - who has voiced his admiration for Pulisic in the past - as Leeds look to regain their footing following last season’s relegation battle.

But there could be question marks over where he fits in a side including in-form duo Luis Sinisterra and Jack Harrison, while the sometimes outspoken Pulisic has been a source of controversy in the past.


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