Liverpool are favorites to sign Borussia Dortmund talisman Jude Bellingham this summer despite competition from Man City and Real Madrid, according to Sky in Germany.
Speaking on the Transfer Show, Germany reporter Florian Plutenberg told Sky that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is “pushing, pushing, pushing” to bring the 19-year-old back to England to bolster his team’s midfield. have been.”
Bellingham starred for England during last year’s World Cup in Qatar and has also been shortlisted for the 2022 European Golden Boy Award. He has been in good form for Dortmund in Europe and in the Bundesliga, and has scored 10 goals in 23 games in all competitions.
Klopp had already hinted in January that there would be significant changes to his squad this summer, with Liverpool ninth in the Premier League and 10 points off the final Champions League qualification spot, with the midfielder The main goal is
“We all think that Bellingham will leave this summer, and that it is unlikely that Dortmund will keep him at this stage,” Plutenberg said.
“But he has a contract without a release clause, so the price is too high. Dortmund want between €100m-€150m for him in the summer.
“There are three targets for him – Real Madrid, Man City and Liverpool. Liverpool are one of the favourites, and Jurgen Klopp is pushing for him, pushing, saying he is his No.1 transfer target. .
“Klopp hasn’t spoken to Bellingham personally yet, but there have been talks with people like Julian Ward. Now they just have to find out who is paying the money.”
Klopp has spoken to Bellingham in public on numerous occasions before, and Last month it labeled it “unusual”. On the back of his World Cup performance.
Analysis: Liverpool can compete financially at Bellingham.
Sky Sports News Chief Correspondent Kavya Solhakole:
“From a career perspective, it probably makes the most sense for Bellingham to go to Real Madrid later in his career.
“It’s not a move he has to make yet. From a footballing point of view, I think Liverpool is the best move for him in the summer.
“People have asked if Liverpool could compete if they got into a bidding war with the likes of Man City and Real Madrid, assuming they would both be able to pay more than Liverpool.
“I don’t think so. If you look at Man City in recent times, there have been a number of occasions where they have walked away from deals where they felt the valuation was wrong.
“I don’t think Real Madrid have more money to spend in the transfer market than Liverpool. From what we’re hearing, Liverpool is his most likely destination in the summer.”
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