Watch man try to sell signed Pulisic shirt on Pawn Stars with ‘LeBron James of Soccer’ compared to Messi
A football fan has compared Christian Pulisic to Lionel Messi and even LeBron James while trying to whip out a shirt signed by the Chelsea ace.
The winger is held in very high regard by fans in his homeland as one of their most prominent players of all time.
But in trying to sell a signed Pulisic Chelsea shirt for around £1,130, the fan went a bit too far.
Appearing on the Pawn Stars TV show, host Corey Harrison said: “This guy is like the phenomenal guy, isn’t he? The LeBron James of football?”
To which the aspiring entrepreneur replied, “Certainly.”
He then added: “I’m at the pawnshop today trying to sell my signed Christian Pulisic shirt.
“I’m a huge football fan, and more so a fan of Christian Pulisic.”
Despite being such a huge fan, he didn’t seem to know much about him.
Asked by Harrison about the Chelsea ace’s position, he replied: “He plays in central midfield and sometimes at centre-forward.”
He then added: “He’s one of the best players in the Premier League, which for an American is pretty rare.
“He’s probably one of the most watched in the Chelsea team.”
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The show then brought in an “expert” to judge the shirt, with its owner looking for around £1,130 to sell it.
After being called up, the ‘expert’ said: “Christian Pulisic is one of the best football players in the world and he plays in England, plays for Chelsea.
“The kid is 22, so you can imagine how talented this guy is.
“We think of guys like Messi or Ronaldo – this kid is already compared to everyone.”
Despite those lofty comparisons, Pulisic doesn’t have quite the job to do.
He has struggled to stay fit this season, starting just four Premier League games.
In 12 total appearances this season, he has managed two goals and one assist.
Fans in the UK couldn’t believe what they were watching.
One joked: “Christian Pulisic plays for English football team Chelseashire FC United. A stalwart at the heart of Chelsea’s midfield, Pulisic is widely regarded as the Premier League’s greatest player and is often compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.”
Another had a rather different comparison for Pulisic: “$1500 for an American jersey signed Alex Iwobi?”