Chelsea’s new £58m forward Christian Pulisic wants to reach the same level as Stamford Bridge favourite Eden Hazard – and hopes he gets a chance to play in the same side as the Belgian next season.
Pulisic signed a five-and-a-half year contract with the Blues in January but was immediately loaned backed to Germany to finish the campaign at Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old United States international has just spent a couple of days in England getting to know his new surroundings and, in an interview with BBC Sport, made it clear the size of the expectations he places on himself.
“It is incredible to see what Eden can do,” he said. “He is a guy to look up to and what I would love to become.
“It is definitely a goal. Any player would be dumb not to want to be in the same team as him.”
Pulisic may not get his wish given Hazard’s likely move to Real Madrid after Chelsea’s Europa League final with Arsenal on 29 May.