Christian Pulisic is one of the hottest prospects in the Bundesliga at the moment and it should come as no surprise that a number of Premier League clubs are looking to sign the American.
Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with a move for the 19-year-old and even though the American has not had a great season so far, a former Premier League star has urged Pulisic to move to Liverpool and reject the advances of any other club.
“It all depends. Choosing for him a club that would help him develop his style and his skillset is going to be a necessity. When you talk about some of these bigger clubs, they don’t necessarily play the same type of soccer they play in Dortmund.
“The thing that’s always in the back of your mind is the desire to play at one of the biggest clubs – they are monster clubs, all of them are – and the fun of moving to a different club and working through the process of making it there.
“I would make sure the club plays the style of soccer I play. If you’re going to Manchester United, you know you’re not going to be on the ball nearly as much as you are at Liverpool or Real Madrid.”
McBride did, however, suggest that moving to Spain would be the best option for the attacker but we did have a bid for the 19-year-old rejected in 2016 when Jurgen Klopp tried to sign him up.
“The exciting part of going to Real Madrid, where every single player on the field around you is world class, it’s a desire you sometimes can’t turn down.”
Pulisic might be one of the best young players in the world and McBride was sure that he would be leaving in the summer should there be a proper bid to meet Dortmund’s valuation of the player.
“These are big decisions for you as a player, especially at such a young age,” he added. “One, he needs to play, which makes him a candidate to stay.
“He’s also in a pretty large sized club with an understanding of the structure, an understanding of the players, an understanding of the style. All those will give you an argument to not leave.
“But as a player, you always want to push the envelope. You always want to make sure you are challenging yourself to the best of your ability to grow as a player. If he feels there are options there, I could see him move.
“He’s too mentally strong and mature (to get lost), in my opinion.”
With us needing more attackers and players in the summer, it should come as no surprise if we do move for Pulisic but it will be tough to battle against Madrid, given that they will have a huge war chest in the summer.