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Report: Brazzo recruited Christian Pulisic via video message

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Bayern Munich was definitely in on pursuing Christian Pulisic, but not even a heartfelt video message from Brazzo could seal the deal.

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Per a report by SportBild that was captured by Abendzeitung, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic sent Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic a video message to try and lure him to Bavaria prior to the United States star signing with Chelsea.

Also FC Bayern was repeatedly rumored to have interest in the (Dortmund) and US national player. However, the German record champion never seemed to have much chance of pulling off the signing — and above all because Pulisic never saw his future in Munich.

But Bayern Munich seems not to have given up, because as SportBild now reports, they were also recently interested in a signing. According to the report, Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic even sent a video message to Pulisic to convince him to transfer to Bayern. But the youngster obviously disagreed and accepted the lucrative offer from the island.

Bayern’s alleged interest in Pulisic was never much of a secret. The Bavarians were long rumored to be interested in the American for both his talent and marketability in North America.

It would be extremely interesting to see the video if it should ever somehow slip out, but in the end it sounded like Pulisic had his heart set on a move to England. It also raises the question of how common this type of personal videos is now in today’s transfer market for recruiting purposes. And is this sort of the next generation “lunch meeting” for today’s young players?

Regardless, the shame of it is that Pulisic was one of the young foreign players to come to Germany and fully embrace the language and culture, which certainly enhanced his value for a club like Bayern. Pulisic seemingly would have been a roster fit with Die Roten given the pending departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery as well.

In the end, though, it was likely that bad influence Marco Reus, who told Pulisic to avoid Bayern. “Bad influence,” is a a joke, of course, as it was Reus who recently made a “Bayern? Never!” proclamation when talking about his own career.