John Textor’s Olympique Lyonnais (OL) aims to make a significant impact in the transfer market, with Christian Pulisic emerging as a potential target.
However, recent developments suggest that the chances of securing the American winger’s signature have diminished.
In an effort to bolster their squad and garner support from fans, Olympique Lyonnais expressed interest in signing Christian Pulisic this summer. Reports even indicated that initial discussions had taken place between the club and the American winger, sparking excitement among supporters.
Currently representing Chelsea, Christian Pulisic endured a challenging season in London, mirroring his team’s struggles as they finished 12th in the Premier League. The 24-year-old winger appeared in only 29 games across all competitions, falling short of his own expectations.
Financial Constraints and Unlikelihood of the Move for Christian Pulisic
Olympique Lyonnais sought to negotiate the transfer fee for Christian Pulisic with Chelsea, as the American winger’s contract is set to expire next year. However, recent reports suggest that Pulisic’s price tag is beyond OL’s financial reach.
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According to information from Progress, Pulisic’s salary at Chelsea, estimated at €800,000 per month, poses a significant challenge for Olympique Lyonnais.
With no European Cup competition on the horizon and a pressing need for financial stability, the signing of a player of Pulisic’s calibre seems unfeasible.
The prospect of Christian Pulisic joining Olympique Lyonnais has diminished due to financial constraints. Despite initial rumours and discussions, the significant costs associated with the transfer, including the player’s high salary, make it unlikely for OL to secure his services.
As a result, Lyon supporters must temper their excitement and look for alternative transfer targets to fulfil the club’s ambitions.