Premier League star told to snub Leeds in favour of Newcastle United switch

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The winger was linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge throughout the summer.

United States football legend Eric Wynalda believes Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic should snub any interest from Leeds United to join Newcastle United during the January transfer window.

The former Borussia Dortmund star has endured a challenging spell at Stamford Bridge since joining the Blues in a £57m deal in January 2019. Despite being part of the Chelsea squad that won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup, Pulisic has struggled to secure a regular place under Frank Lampard or Thomas Tuchel.

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New Blues boss Graham Potter named Pulisic in his starting eleven for their 3-0 home win against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend - but the winger found himself back on the substitutes bench for their Champions League meeting with Italian giants AC Milan in midweek.

Pulisic was a target for Newcastle and Leeds during the summer transfer window and both clubs are believed to be keen on a deal after this winter’s World Cup. Wynalda insisted a move to Tyneside could be a major benefit for the winger’s career if he opts to end a frustrating spell at Stamford Bridge.

He told Vegas Insider: “I think if he ends up making a move in January, after the World Cup, I am starting to lean more and more towards the direction of Newcastle.

“Things that I am hearing about the money they are going to splash is interesting.  I don’t think Leeds, for example, would be a good spot for him.  That’s not a team that is going to score a ton of goals.  He’s going to be on the end of a lot of quality if he stays at Chelsea, he’s just not going to get the minutes that would equate to big numbers.”

Pulisic will hope to gain only his fourth start of the season when Chelsea visit struggling Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

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