Chelsea sign USMNT playmaker Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea have signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund but the American playmaker will spend the rest of the season on loan at the Bundesliga side, the German club announced on Wednesday.

The Premier League club paid 64 million euros ($73.2 million) for the 20-year-old, Dortmund said in a statement.

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CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 22: A young fan is stopped by security as he attempts to talk with Christian Pulisic #22 of Borussia Dortmund after an International Champions Cup game against Liverpool at Bank of America Stadium on July 22, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/International Champions Cup/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic (2nd R) rushes out on the pitch as a fan is detained during the 2018 International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 22, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic (3rd L) rushes out on the pitch as a fan is detained during the 2018 International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 22, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic (R) rushes out on the pitch as a fan is detained during the 2018 International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 22, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic (C) takes a selfie with a fan before he is detained during the 2018 International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 22, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic (C) finishes taking a selfie with a fan as he is detained during the 2018 International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 22, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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"It has always been Christian's big dream to play in Premier League," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said.

"This certainly has something to do with his American origin and thus we were not able to prolong his contract.

"Because of this background and with his contract running down in 2020, we decided to accept Chelsea's incredibly lucrative offer.

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