Quick Bit: U.S. international star Christian Pulisic has left his Chelsea doldrums behind and found a new home, moving to Italy to play for Serie A side AC Milan and scoring a goal on his official debut for the club.
U.S. international star Christian Pulisic has left his Chelsea doldrums behind and found a new home, moving to Italy to play for Serie A side AC Milan.
After completing a €20 million ($21.8m) transfer and signing a four-year deal with an option for a further year, Pulisic is primed for a bounce-back campaign, set to play a major role up front for his new Italian club.
Sure enough, Pulisic delivered straight out of the gates, clobbering a thunderous debut goal in his first Serie A match. Thanks to a fourth-placed finish in the Italian top flight last year, AC Milan will continue in the UEFA Champions League, adding European action to their participation in the yearly Serie A and Coppa Italia competitions. He then grabbed another in his San Siro debut for the club a week later to extend the hot start.
With the 24-year-old officially hitting the ground running, The Sporting News is keeping a close eye on the American’s progress in Italy, with the club set to battle on three fronts.
Christian Pulisic last goal for AC Milan
It was a debut to remember for Pulisic, as he became the first American to score in three of Europe’s top five leagues, after his time in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and the Premier League with Chelsea. In his second match with the club, he got back on the scoresheet to help spark a big second half as Milan beat Torino.
While it took a month for Pulisic go find the net again, he would bag his third of the season on a wonderful volley to give AC Milan a second-half lead over Lazio at the San Siro in late September.
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All Christian Pulisic goals for AC Milan in 2023/24 season
Christian Pulisic goals, assists, stats for AC Milan
Now off the mark in Italy, Pulisic looks ready to be a central component of the AC Milan attack this season. The Hershey, PA product was highly rated on his debut, scoring a goal and creating two chances for teammates while winning all four of his ground duels and completing both his dribble take-ons.
With his sensational first goal of the season on his Serie A debut against Bologna to open the campaign, officially made Pulisic the first American to score in three of Europe’s top five leagues, after his time in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and the Premier League with Chelsea.
He then scored in his second game as well, bagging the opener against Torino.
Christian Pulisic stats for AC Milan in 2023/24 season
Stats current as of September 30, 2023.
UEFA Champions League
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