‘Listen’ - Chelsea star has been told to join Newcastle United by former West Ham star
Shaka Hislop believes a Newcastle United move for one Chelsea star could benefit all parties involved.
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The United States international has endured a challenging time since he left Borussia Dortmund to join Chelsea in a £57.6million deal during the January 2019 transfer window. After returning to the Bundesliga club for the remainder of the season, Pulisic made a promising start to life in West London, scoring the first hat-trick of his senior career to help the Blues to a 4-2 win at Burnley.
Further goals followed in an away win at Watford and a home victory against Crystal Palace and he also found the net in Chelsea’s FA Cup Final defeat against Arsenal at the end of his first season at Stamford Bridge. However, injuries and inconsistency have hampered his attempts to establish himself under a number of managers and there has now been speculation Pulisic could be allowed to depart the club this summer as Mauricio Pochettino gets his reign underway.
Newcastle are one of several clubs to be linked with the 24-year-old and former Magpies star Hislop has insisted the move to Tyneside could benefit both parties should Eddie Howe opt to add Pulisic to his squad.
He told ESPN: “I think he’d get the management he needs at Newcastle United. Listen, if Newcastle come in for Christian Pulisic, if I have anything to do with advising him, I’m telling him take it.
“Let’s remember Christian Pulisic has struggled to establish himself in a team that just finished 12th in the league. And given his stop-start and inconsistencies in English football – even dating back to his latter Dortmund days – right now, to get a team finishing in the top-four, top-half of the Premier League, I can’t think of any other.
He continued: “The reason I say he’ll get the management he needs is because I look at what Eddie Howe has done with Almiron. If you look at the wide players at Newcastle, we’re talking Willock or Murphy, Eddie Howe likes utilising that pace. I would have him. I think he fits how Eddie Howe likes to play. He does not bring the kind of ego and will allow himself to be coached, to learn under Eddie Howe. And just as Almiron did, I think he has a significant role to play.”