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Christian Pulisic extends Borussia Dortmund deal until 2020

U.S. international Christian Pulisic has extended his contract at Borussia Dortmund by a year, tying him to the club until 2020.

Pulisic, 18, has been strongly linked with Liverpool over recent months but Dortmund ruled out a potential sale last month and he has now committed his future to the German club.

"I still need to learn a lot," Pulisic said on the club's official website. "I have the best conditions for it here at Dortmund, and I have the chance to play in front of over 80,000 people. We have the best fans in the world. It can't get better than this."

Speaking on a Facebook Live chat last month, the winger had not ruled out a move to the Premier League but said: "Right now I'm with Dortmund and I'm very happy."

Pulisic joined Dortmund in early 2015 and made his first-team debut a year later. He has made a total of 31 competitive appearances for Dortmund, scoring four goals and setting up a further seven.

There had been suggestions Pulisic would seek a move last summer amid doubts over his first-team prospects, but he has established himself as an important part of coach Thomas Tuchel's squad this season and was selected ahead of Germany international Mario Gotze for Saturday's 2-1 win over Werder Bremen.

He is one of a number of highly talented young players at the club along with Ousmane Dembele, Emre Mor, Felix Passlack and Germany international Julian Weigl, who signed a new contract through to 2021 before Christmas despite links with Real Madrid and Manchester City.

"We are delighted that after Julian Weigl we have tied another extraordinarily talented player to a long-term deal," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said.

"Christian already has a big standing in the dressing room and just like Julian Weigl can grow into a cornerstone of our sporting future."

Earlier on Monday, Dortmund completed the transfer of 17-year-old Sweden international Alexander Isak.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke announced in November that the Bundesliga side are set to embark on their first tour of the United States in the summer of 2018.

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.


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