Borussia Dortmund chief claims Liverpool to be the “preferred club” for Jude Bellingham

Jude Bellingham to Liverpool

The 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund’s wonderkid Jude Bellingham has become one of the hottest properties in Europe and Liverpool are leading the chase for the Englishman’s signatures at the moment.

The German giants’ prodigy is going to become one of the most sought-after midfielders when the transfer market reopens this January. Europe’s most elite clubs will be keen to add Jude in their squad.

The Reds will face tough competition from the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Real Madrid. These European giants have all been linked at least once to sign the England international.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has been an admirer of Bellingham and the German is keen to bring two new midfielders to Anfield with Jude being the primary target.

Liverpool in pole position to sign Jude Bellingham?

The transfermarket rates the BvB’s star midfielder at £130m. While it is going to be a tough chase for the Merseyside giants but as per Dortmund’s chief, Liverpool are favourites.

Regarding rumours that Bellingham would make a move to Anfield, Carsten Cramer remarked to Vietnam News:

“We have a high sympathy for Liverpool for sure. We are still in a good relationship with Jurgen and many others at Liverpool, so for me, it’s my preferred club in the EPL as well. But don’t expect that we will make gifts to Liverpool.”

Thus, Cramer has claimed that the Bundesliga club’s strong connections with the Reds boss make Liverpool the frontrunners in the race to sign Bellingham.

While Dortmund are busy with their mid-season tour to Vietnam, Jude on the other hand is engaged in impressing the footballing World at Qatar with England.

Recently, Bellingham scored his first international goal for The Three Lions in 6-2 victory over Iran. Moreover, the teenager has become an important figure for Gareth Southgate as the 19-year-old started in each of England’s 3 group-stage matches.

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Bellingham has improved greatly since he left his hometown team Birmingham City for Dortmund in 2020. In 112 appearances for the German club, Bellingham has scored 19 goals and provided 21 assists in all competitions so far.

Numerous premier teams in Europe have expressed interest in Bellingham because to his performance for club and country, but Cramer is optimistic that the Englishman can stay in Germany for a little longer.

BvB’s managing director further added saying

“Maybe there is a success existing between Jude Bellingham and (England’s) success in the World Cup. He (Jude) has a contract. I’m a sales person regarding commercial business, but not regarding the player’s business. We are happy to have him on board a hundred percent and the longer Jude will play for us, the better it will be.”

Meanwhile, Bellingham is also spending a good time with Merseyside players at the ongoing World Cup. It will be interesting to see the closer of Jude’s transfer saga as one of the most in-demand midfielders chooses his future path in near future.

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