Newcastle transfer news: No chance of Pulisic joining the Magpies now
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Newcastle transfer news: No chance of Pulisic joining the Magpies now

Christian Pulisic is not joining Newcastle United this summer.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a loan move to St James’ Park, as Eddie Howe looks to bring in one player from Stamford Bridge temporarily.

One was winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, but he’s gone to Bayer Leverkusen. Another was Pulisic, but he also won’t be on his way to St James’ Park.

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Chelsea’s Pulisic stance is confirmed

It was reported by the Athletic on Monday that Chelsea will not let Pulisic leave the club this summer.

That decision has left the American ‘disappointed’, who was even willing to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge to facilitate a loan exit.

Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has also provided information on the topic, stating that a move to Newcastle for Pulisic is no longer possible.

“It is difficult for Pulisic to leave Chelsea before Deadline Day,” he told Caught Offside.

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“Manchester United made enquiries before signing Antony. Newcastle United also wanted him on loan but, as things stand, there is no possibility that deal could be done.

“In case the right proposal doesn’t come up before Deadline Day, Pulisic is ready to fight for his place in Thomas Tuchel’s team.”

Not joining Newcastle is a blow

Missing out on signing Pulisic is a real blow for Newcastle. He would have been perfect for Eddie Howe’s side.

The Magpies need more quality out wide, with Allan Saint-Maximin the only player in that position who is a guaranteed starter. He scored a wondergoal against Wolves, while he was instrumental in the 3-3 draw with Manchester City.

Newcastle need more players like him in attack, which is why talk of a move for Pulisic was so exciting.

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And he’s a player who could have benefitted from a move to St James’ Park. He needs minutes heading into the World Cup, which he simply isn’t getting at Chelsea. He made another appearance off the bench at the weekend – his fourth in a row.

In contrast, he would be a guaranteed starter at Newcastle. He could have rebuilt his Premier League career on Tyneside at a club that is heading in the right direction.

But it looks like he will be staying at Chelsea, where he will be lucky to build up any momentum ahead of the winter tournament in Qatar.

Nobody wins here. Newcastle are shy of the winger they need, while Pulisic has been denied the chance to go and play football. Disappointment all round.