Christian Pulisic transfer news: Borussia Dortmund reveal stunning financial impact of Chelsea deal

Christian Pulisic transfer news: Borussia Dortmund reveal stunning financial impact of Chelsea deal


Pulisic has joined Chelsea for £57.5m but returns on loan until the summer. And Dortmund have published a statement revealing what the sale does to their profits for the year The player Christian Pulisic (“Player”) will move from Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA (“BVB”) to Chelsea Football Club PLC (“Chelsea FC”) but will return on a loan back to BVB until the end of the Bundesliga season 2018/2019 (i e. end of June 30th, 2019),” it read. “This is the agreement of both clubs and the player Chelsea FC will pay BVB a fixed transfer compensation in the amount of EUR 64.0 m (sixty four million euros), the loan back to Dortmund follows free of any compensation The formal handling of the transfer and the Loan back are still subject to both transfers being matched and authorised in accordance with the provisions of the FIFA Transfer Matching System (FIFA TMS) until January 31st, 2019 (end of FIFA winter transfer window season 2018/2019) by latest With the realization of this transaction and on the basis of the current planning and forecast, the management expects an annual net profit in a double-digit million Euro amount for the entire financial year 2018/2019 (ends on June 30, 2019) The previous profit forecast of a low single-digit million annual net profit – published in the annual report 2017/2018 (see here in the management report, page 64) – will therefore no longer be upheld Pulisic, who joined Dortmund aged 16, spent four years in Germany before agreeing to join Chelsea And Michael Zorc was seemingly pleased with the deal. “It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League,” Zorc said in a statement That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity Pulisic sent Dortmund fans an emotional message this morning thanking them for his support He wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be entering my final months at (y)our world-famous club It feels like only yesterday that I arrived in Dortmund as a raw, excited, very nervous but exceptionally proud 16-year-old from a small American town called Hershey I had no idea what lay ahead but I soon discovered that as a young Schwarzgelben, I would be in the best possible hands I would not be where I am today without the club and their belief in giving young players a chance It’s been an honour and a dream to pull on the black-and-yellow in front of the Sudtribune Many, many memorable moments stand out – to have experienced all of them before my 20th birthday still feels at times, like a dream I would like to thank all those coaches who I have played under and who gave me these opportunities “And to my amazing teammates throughout the years: You took me in as a young boy, shared your experience with me, helped me to develop and grow into a professional footballer For this I sincerely thank you.  “To our unbelievable fans: It’s been a privilege to stand with you on the Sudtribune and to experience how you support your heroes I feel honoured to have been able to make the trip from being supporter, to being supported You have taken me in as one of your own. Thank you. “I would also like to thank Mr Watzke and Mr Zorc It was very important to me that I handled my situation in as fair and professional manner as possible towards the club So I thank them for finding a solution that was a win-win for everyone. “In summer of 2019, I move on to Chelsea and to a new competition, the English Premier League It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world class players Looking forward to working with Maurizio Sarri and his technical team. Trending  “But for the next six months, it’s all BVB Please do not doubt my passion, determination and my 110 per cent commitment to the team right until the last ball is kicked this season “We all feel that this is ‘our year’ and we are determined to achieve the best possible results in all competitions The move will now ramp up speculation Eden Hazard will leave for Real Madrid. Get Chelsea latest news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing

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