In Focus: Tottenham eye summer move for Pulisic

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are considering a summer move for Borussia Dortmund’s talented attacker Christian Pulisic.

What’s the story?

Pulisic, 18, made his first-team debut for Dortmund during the 2015-16 campaign, and has been a regular for the Bundesliga outfit this term – scoring five times in 34 appearances.

The talents of the 13-time American international are not exactly a secret, although Dortmund are believed to be confident that the attacker will decide to stay with the Bundesliga club despite growing interest in his services.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham representative Steve Hitchen was present at Dortmund’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against AS Monaco on Wednesday night, with Pulisic the subject of the chief scout’s visit.

Pulisic, who came off the bench at the interval of the European affair, was lively in the second period, although he could not prevent Dortmund from slipping to a 3-2 defeat in what was his ninth Champions League appearance of the 2016-17 campaign.

How has Pulisic performed this season?

Despite only being 18, Pulisic has been trusted to start 12 Bundesliga matches for Dortmund this season, while he has appeared off the bench on a further 12 occasions.

The majority of teenagers at a major European club would be happy with a few appearances here and there, but he has played almost 1200 minutes of Bundesliga football this season, contributing three goals and five assists for the German outfit.

He has also started six times in the Champions League, scoring once and providing two assists. Pulisic, who is valued at £10.2m by transfermarkt.com,  actually came off the bench to play in a wing-back position against Monaco, which again shows the trust that Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel places in the young American.

Pulisic’s attitude and temperament are two areas that have brought widespread praise, but he is also contributing goals and assists in one of the toughest leagues in European football.

It would surely take a sizeable transfer figure to tempt Dortmund into a sale this summer, but if Spurs could find a way to bring the American to White Hart Lane, they could be signing one of the future stars of the game.