'A very good fit': West Ham told to go out and sign 23-year-old from Chelsea this summer
Shaka Hislop has urged West Ham to go out and try sign Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic in the summer transfer window.
Pulisic, who moved to Stamford Bridge for £58million from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, is having an up and down season.
The American forward has seven goals and four assists in 34 appearances across all competitions this campaign, but can’t seem to find an extended run of games in the starting line-up.
It does feel like the 23-year-old’s in a constant battle with Blues manager Thomas Tuchel to prove he belongs in the XI.
In fact, the last Premier League game he started was 5 March against Burnley.
ESPN pundit Hislop reckons that Pulisic could actually be an ideal fit at his former club West Ham.
“That step down to another club, a smaller club, Craig mentions my former club West Ham, which I think would be a great fit for him, might be exactly what he needs if he is to be playing, if he wants to start and start regularly,” Hislop told ESPN.
“I think that would be a very good fit and a very good fit for him both in terms of where he is as a player and the type of football that West Ham play.”
Should he leave Chelsea?
First of all, Pulisic would be a marquee addition for West Ham if he moved to the London Stadium.
The United States international is absolutely dynamite when he’s in the mood, plus he could play in a preferred left-winger position at David Moyes’ West Ham.
However, Chelsea are currently still trying to find a tune out of him.
The speed machine, compared to Eden Hazard by Gary Neville, has so much individual ability.
His major problem is there’s been no consistency over an extended period this season to truly win over Tuchel.
Chelsea fan and pundit Jason Cundy said last month Pulisic’s form has dropped off significantly, which is very hard to argue with when you see what he is capable of.
It would be crushing to go watch him be a success at a rival club in the Premier League, but it does feel like it’s a big summer coming up for him.