A newly released report shows that Manchester United passed on a chance to sign Christian Pulisic for cheap ahead of Chelsea.
Former Red devil scout Jorge Alvial has revealed that the Manchester club ignored his recommendations to sign USMT captain Christian Pulisic before rivals Chelsea signed the American football star.
The Blues were able to negotiate a deal with the player’s club in Germany for a transfer fee of £58m in January 2019 but agreed to loan him straight back to complete the rest of the season at the Signal Iduna Park.
Man United failed to sign Alphonso Davis too.
Christian Pulisic, 21, has made a significant contribution in his first season at Stanford Bridge, scoring 9 goals with 4 assists in 33 games despite injuries.
Alvial also disclosed that he had recommended Pulisic and Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies long before they were sort after by other suitors.
Speaking to Manchester Evening News, he said
“When I first got hired, one of the people that I recommended right away was Pulisic because I knew him and his background.”
“I knew how ell he was developing in Dortmund, and he was just going to keep coming up, and become a superstar he was doing very well.”
“I have always believed in him, we always have kept close contact with his father, and I called him to say I was recommending him to Manchester United.”
‘So it was many times that I did recommend him, but at the same time, because I was only doing North America, it wasn’t my region because he was playing in Germany. We all had a list, and I had him first along with Alphonso Davies’
“I highly, highly recommended for them to sign him, and I also know the German scout was very into, he really liked him too.” “It wasn’t a case of ‘look at this kid,’ I was ‘sign this kid.’ When I recommend a player, usually, it is an example of a player that feel has tremendous potential.”
“For Pulisic, I jumped many levels that we are supposed to do, and I went directly to the head scout and said: Listen, make the right decision by signing these players they are extraordinary.”
Alphonso Davies deal with Bayern Munich
Alphonso Davies,19, eventually signed for Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich for $22 million in 2018, and in his first full season as a Bundesliga player has 35 appearances 3 goals and 5 assists with Man of the match performance against top teams in the League and Champions League.
Manchester United have since turned its attention to other transfer targets this summer as they have Dortmund star Jordan Sancho and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish on their radar