Liverpool might not be able to sign Bellingham after hearing this news from Borussia Dortmund
Prior to the summer transfer window, Borussia Dortmund allegedly set a €150 million (£132 million) asking price for in-demand midfielder Jude Bellingham. Will Liverpool further follow through with their interest to sign the English talent?
Going into the 2023–24 season, the 19-year-old is expected to become one of the most in-demand midfielders, with a number of elite European teams reportedly eager to win the race for his signature.
Clubs in race to sign Jude Bellingham
Together with Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid and French champs Paris Saint-Germain, the Premier League’s Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea have all been said to be interested.
Bellingham joined Dortmund for almost £25 million in the summer of 2020 from his former team, Birmingham City, and has since grown into a great player and a leader. In 119 appearances for BVB in all competitions, the England international has provided 20 goals and 24 assists, including 10 goals and 6 assists in 29 games so far this season.
Elite European teams have obviously taken notice of Bellingham’s quick ascension on the world stage, and the midfielder is reportedly planning to advise Dortmund of his wish to move at the end of the current campaign.
Dortmund are not in a rush to part ways with the English Midfielder
Dortmund has “consistently made it plain,” according to The Athletic, that they will only consider offers of €150 million (£132 million) or more for Bellingham. The English player, who is under contract until June 2025, is not being forced to leave Germany, according to the source, but the German club is ‘unlikely’ to block his request to leave if he makes one.
Sebastian Kehl, the sports director at Dortmund, has claimed that the team is still hoping that Bellingham would stay with them for “as long as possible,” although he has acknowledged that it may just be “wishful thinking.”
Kehl on Jude:
“We will always try everything to keep players of this quality at BVB – because we are ambitious, because we want to win titles. For this, we need not only good but outstanding players.”
Dortmund are now embroiled in a fiercely contested fight for the title, sitting equal on points at the summit with defending champions Bayern Munich and surprise package Union Berlin. While Bellingham is hoping to complete the season with a Bundesliga winners medal.