Christian Pulisic wins another US soccer player of year award

The Independent suggests the Armenian is keen on a return to Germany and United could use that as a bargaining tool to sign Pulisic - although there remains a big difference in wages between the pair. Right now, however, the time seems not yet ripe to trade in the comparative anonymity of being a bright puzzle piece with the Black and Yellow for the big-money, big-expectations frenzy of wearing a red shirt in the northwest of England.

Pulisic began played for the United States U15 squad in 2012, scoring 21 goals in 28 appearances.

Liverpool have kept tabs on Pulisic ever since and are expected to make another move for him this summer following Philippe Coutinho's £142million move to Barcelona.

"I've come into a bigger role with the national team in the US; but I think the environment here definitely helps".

"No, that I could not do", Pulisic said of going to Bayern Munich. "And thus I see Christian with us in the long-term".

"Everyone knows that Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp covets Pulisic, which would make LFC his most likely Premier League destination, but Pulisic wouldn't be out of place either at Arsenal, Manchester United or Manchester City".

It isn't simply that these were clearly superior players; Drogba certainly wasn't one to start with, and his early Chelsea career was characterized as much by frustration as it was by excellence.

The 19-year-old winger has shown tremendous class since breaking into the Dortmund's first-team last year. I prefer to stick to the facts.

But having moved to Dortmund aged 16 from his native Pennsylvania, the attacking midfielder also stressed that U.S. should learn from Germany's systematic development of young players.

The report claims United "strongly challenge" Liverpool if they make a move for Pulisic in the summer.

The inside view is that Pulisic could well be the USA's first soccer megastar - with all the commercial value that will bring.

When you're 19 years old, you want the world at your feet, not its weight on your shoulders.

  • Ricardo Clara