'I am totally convinced': Journalist says Liverpool and Man United will compete for an 'amazing player'
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'I am totally convinced': Journalist says Liverpool and Man United will compete for an 'amazing player'

Liverpool and Manchester United have each been tipped with a ‘very good chance’ of signing Jude Bellingham in 2023. The midfielder will see enormous demand.

This comes from Florian Plettenberg. He discussed Jude Bellingham’s future with Sky Sports this week, believing that the player will almost certainly leave Borussia Dortmund in 2023.

“He’s an upcoming superstar player, and I am totally convinced that he will leave Borussia Dortmund in 2023,” said Plettenberg.

As for where he could go, the German journalist named two clubs – Liverpool and Manchester United.

“Maybe to Liverpool, maybe to Manchester United,” he said. “I think these are two teams who have a very good chance of getting him.

“Amazing player, amazing character and very good mentality.”

Liverpool and Man United have Jude Bellingham chance

The big Bellingham race of 2023 promises to dominate the next little while. Plettenberg only mentioned Liverpool and United but let’s be honest – everyone will chase him.

Manchester City and Real Madrid will almost certainly want him. We think Chelsea will, too, given that he’s a footballer they could buy. Liverpool must do everything they can to position themselves for Bellingham.

Primarily, that means proving that signing for the Reds will guarantee a level of success. Liverpool simply won’t compete financially with most of the competition – they’ve got to go at it from a footballing perspective.

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We don’t doubt that Bellingham would become a better player at Liverpool. Working under Jurgen Klopp seemingly improves every player – let alone one with Bellingham’s potential. That will be the club’s primary hook.

But will that be enough? Only if Liverpool can reverse their current form, in truth. They’ve got to get back on track and show Bellingham – and any other signing – that they’re moving forwards. They’re not currently showing it.

Do that and Liverpool could secure an absolutely perfect player. Someone who could be at the centre of their midfield for a near-decade. We truly believe Bellingham is exactly that – and worth any price.

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