Christian Pulisic has thrived at Borussia Dortmund, making the leap from highly-touted youth star to first team regular. Now, it appears another highly-regarded American prospect could be looking to follow a similar path at a club famed for youth developmenr.
ESPN reported Monday that Gedion Zelalem is nearing a move to Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window. The club has reportedly been in pursuit of the 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder since December as they reportedly hope to attract him with promises of increased first team opportunities.
Zelalem, whose father is reportedly a Dortmund fan, has made just one appearance for Arsenal this season after spending last season on loan with Scottish side Rangers. The 19-year-old was born in Germany and previously featured in Hertha Berlin’s youth system before moving to the U.S. in 2006.
If the move were to go through, Zelalem would join Pulisic, Joe Gyau and Junior Flores at the club, although the latter is reportedly nearing a move himself.