Sharing unpopular opinions on the internet has become so popular, it's a thing now. So let me share mine. Earlier today, American wonderkid Christian Pulisic made a move from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea. Boy oh boy, Christian, way to end your promising career.
1. Chelsea is known for screwing up their youth. Think of the Chelsea FC Academy for a second...now tell me five Academy graduates that play on the first team. You simply can't! Nathan Ake is at Bournemouth, John Terry at Aston Villa, there is nobody! Either they have none, or they are all on loan (which brings me to my second argument).
2. They are all on loan. Chelsea currently has 39 players on loan at different clubs. Not only that but a large number of them are under the age of 20, 21, 22, and 23. Pulisic is currently 20, which means he will go right into that slot of immediately going out on loan. If Christian wanted to fulfill his Premier League dream, he should have done it the right way by going to a club that values and develops its youngsters themselves and not loaning them.
3a. While I'm not sure this is definitive, I do think there is some truth and logic in this argument. Chelsea is a massive football club. As much as that pains me to say as an a Barcelona/Arsenal fan. They are big (Not bigger than us though *wink*). So Chelsea obviously isn't dumb with their money spent. If Pulisic goes somewhere on loan, I think it's a fair point to say that CFC will be watching his performance and growth very closely. Chelsea didn't pay $80 million for nothing. Because of that, should Pulisic flop, Chelsea are going to be raising a few eyebrows at their "wonderkid" purchase and he will remain on loan until he does something to impress them. Worst comes to worst, Chelsea made a big money flop and will sell Pulisic for a smaller cost than they bought him (which as an Arsenal fan, would make me happy to see that they wasted money).
3b. However, at the same time, Pulisic most likely won't flop. He has been struggling a little bit, but nothing too bad as he hasn't had much first team plays. So while I think what I said in part 3a makes sense, it's all worst case scenario. Which, in all fairness, is entirely plausible, but unlikely considering it is Christian Pulisic we are talking about.
4. He is not joining immediately. He join CFC as soon as Bundesliga ends and THEN he'll fly to England. Bundesliga ends May 18 and the EPL ends May 19. So in technical terms, he is joining NEXT season. A lot can change in this new year. Like I said about the loans, if Christian wants to impress CFC ASAP to reduce his chance of being on loan, he's going to have to play his best games NOW while he still can, similar to how Alphonso Davies did before moving to Bayern Munich.
In the end, Christian Pulisic has a lot of thinking to do, games to play, and pressure to eat away at him. If he makes the ends meet, good for him! But if he can't, it could be the biggest mistake of his life.