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Tuchel gives green light for Christian Pulisic to join Barcelona

Since Thomas Tuchel took the managerial job at Chelsea it has been reported that the relationship with Pulisic has not been the best.

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Tuchel gives green light for Christian Pulisic to join Barcelona

Christian Pulisic is having a complicated start to the 2021/22 season with Chelsea after testing positive for covid-19 and suffering an ankle injury. He has only made four appearances across all competitions. The United States international has only scored one goal (Premier League) and he has yet to play the entire 90 minutes.

Since Thomas Tuchel took over the managerial job in the middle of last season, replacing Frank Lampard, Pulisic was mostly used as a substitute. The situation was not ideal for the 23-year-old, but he managed to adapt and helped Chelsea win the Champions League last season.

Barcelona eyeing Pulisic

The ankle injury that 23-year-old suffered with the USMNT during the first week of November, kept him out for almost two months and this didn’t help his status at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea has managed to adapt without having Pulisic and the head coach, Thomas Tuchel, has given him the green light to switch teams during the winter window, according to El Nacional.

Despite his injury worries, several teams are keen on signing the United States men’s national team player and Chelsea is willing to hear offers to let him go. Barcelona is looking for a playmaker to improve their attack and the USMNT winger is among the players that could join the LaLiga side in January.

The only problem is that the team now managed by Xavi, doesn't want a player that could miss a lot of games due to injuries and Pulisic has struggled to maintain healthy throughout his career. When healthy, he is a menace and in his return to the USMNT last week, Pulisic scored the winning goal in the United States 2-0 victory against Mexico in the qualifiers.