Liverpool could be just one step away from signing Jude Bellingham. That’s if a latest claim is correct about the deal.
“My take: Dortmund- boss Watzke doesn’t want to sell him to ‘those kind of clubs’. Meaning ‘state-clubs’,” Aage Fjortoft said.
“His mate Klopp is at Liverpool. But Team Bellingham will make their own analysis.”
It’s a notable stance as it would rule-out Manchester City. The Premier League champions are one of the major favourites for Bellingham, especially with their wealth.
ESPN are one of those claiming City want Bellingham. Liverpool and Real Madrid lead the charge, however, and this would be magnificent news for the Reds.
After all, one of their major obstacles here is City offering a financial package that they can’t match. That appears to be off the table, however.
And with news out of Spain, Liverpool could find themselves increasingly close to Bellingham.
Liverpool one step from signing Jude Bellingham
Sport wrote recently that Real Madrid won’t match Dortmund’s asking price for Bellingham. That price sits at around £130m – but could actually increase if he performs well at the World Cup.
Liverpool, then, are in a wonderful position. With City possibly out of the equation and Real a little reluctant to bow to any demands, the Reds are one step away. Offer that asking price and Bellingham might actually be theirs.
The big question is whether he’s worth it. For us, the 19-year-old really is. He ticks every single box Liverpool could want – he’s the right age, the right nationality, the right position and Bellingham can thrive in multiple styles of play.
There’s likely no better possible signing for Liverpool than Bellingham. Put £130m on the table and get it done.