Christian Pulisic Says LeBron James a 'Big Inspiration' for Him

Manchester United are ready to "strongly" challenge Liverpool FC in the race to sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to reports in the British media.

A particularly interesting factor in any potential transfer for Pulisic is his marketability. And Pulisic could make a lot of people excited about worldwide play again - even after the failure of missing the 2018 World Cup.

"As you could tell by reading Pulisic's heartfelt piece in The Players Tribune, the 19-year-old USA men's player of the year wants desperately to win".

As he breaks away from a gaggle of Borussia Dortmund players flooding out of a post-dinner team meeting, Christian Pulisic looks nearly a little embarrassed by the prospect of being put under the spotlight. "If I do that, I should have a good future'".

The Premier League big boys feel Pulisic is the flawless signing in a commercial sense, as well as landing a world-class talent.

"We plan ahead with Christian Pulisic".

"I would say that the expectations some Americans put on me is too much". "They weren't really soccer players, so we would play basketball all the time".

It makes sense for clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool, both of which have American ownership, to look to Pulisic to increase their bottomline, but at the end of the day, it's his vast skill and potential that has him in this position.

Pulisic is already one of the biggest American footballers and United reckon a move for him would bring them commercial success in the States. "I think what I learned and how I learned from going through when you're 17 until you're 19 and fighting everyday with other players - you're fighting for a pro contract, really - is something we definitely can learn from". Dortmund are certainly braced for more forceful attempts to lure Pulisic to the Premier League next summer.

Though Pulisic downplayed the need for a complete overhaul of U.S. Soccer in this interview, he again emphasized how the environment of the youth system in Germany has helped him develop as a player.

When you're 19 years old, you want the world at your feet, not its weight on your shoulders.

Vanessa Coleman