Sun. May 19th, 2019

Christian Pulisic says goodbye to Dortmund fans ahead of Chelsea move

‘Dortmund will always feel like home for me’: Christian Pulisic says goodbye to fans at Westfalenstadion… then scores in his final home game before £58m move to Chelsea

  • Chelsea signed Christian Pulisic in January but loaned him back to Dortmund
  • He will leave Dortmund for good this summer and move to Stamford Bridge 
  • The USA international played his final home game for Dortmund on Saturday
  • Before the match with Fortuna Dusseldorf, Pulisic was given flowers on the pitch
  • ‘Dortmund will always feel like home for me’, he told fans at Westfalenstadion
  • Pulisic headed in his fourth Bundesliga goal of the season to say goodbye in style

Christian Pulisic said goodbye to Borussia Dortmund supporters before the club’s final home match of the season on Saturday.

USA international Pulisic was presented with yellow flowers on the Westfalenstadion pitch minutes before kick-off in the Bundesliga match with Fortuna Dusseldorf.

‘Dortmund will always feel like home for me’, he told supporters, who gave him a warm round of applause.

Christian Pulisic waved goodbye to Borussia Dortmund supporters on Saturday afternoon

The 20-year-old was given flowers ahead of Dortmund's home game with Fortuna Dusseldorf

The 20-year-old was given flowers ahead of Dortmund’s home game with Fortuna Dusseldorf

Young Pulisic held a microphone as he said: 'Dortmund will always feel like home for me'

Young Pulisic held a microphone as he said: ‘Dortmund will always feel like home for me’

On Twitter, Dortmund’s official account posted a picture of the 20-year-old and wrote: ‘DANKE, CHRISTIAN’.

Pulisic signed for Chelsea in January but was immediately loaned back to Dortmund for the remainder of the season.

Prior to Saturday’s game, he had scored three goals and provided three assists in seven Bundesliga starts and 11 substitute appearances.

But he added to his tally by opening the scoring with his fourth league goal of the season on 41 minutes. 

This summer Pulisic will leave Dortmund for good and link up with the Chelsea squad.

‘It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club,’ said Pulisic back in January after his £58million switch to London had been confirmed.

Pulisic signed a deal with Chelsea in January this year before being loaned back to Dortmund

Pulisic signed a deal with Chelsea in January this year before being loaned back to Dortmund

Chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke (right) and coach Michael Zorc (left) joined Pulisic on the field

Chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke (right) and coach Michael Zorc (left) joined Pulisic on the field

Pulisic headed in his fourth Bundesliga goal of the season to give Dortmund a 41st-minute lead

Pulisic headed in his fourth Bundesliga goal of the season to give Dortmund a 41st-minute lead

The American looks to the sky as he celebrates scoring for Dortmund in his last home game

The American looks to the sky as he celebrates scoring for Dortmund in his last home game

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