Liverpool to choose Declan Rice over Jude Bellingham?
According to sources Pundit Tony Cascarino has suggested Liverpool to sign Declan Rice instead of their number one transfer target Jude Bellingham.
The former Chelsea player wrote in his column in The Times that the Reds would benefit more from signing a defensive midfielder rather than an attacking midfielder in the middle of the park, considering the Merseyside club’s defensive vulnerability.
“Jude Bellingham has been linked, but I would prefer a more defensively-minded player in the mold of Declan Rice or Moises Caicedo.”
The Borussia Dortmund star is been linked with the Reds from the start of the winter transfer market. But other than him some names were revolving around Anfield, one of them being Declan Rice.
The English international’s quality cannot be questioned. The Hammers captain is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. The English giants need such a player in the middle of the turf to dominate the midfield. The 24-year-old has a PrgP of 164 and a PrgR of 25.
Liverpool have now joined the race to sign Declan Rice
According to Sky Sports chief reporter Kaveh SolheKol, the Merseyside giants have joined Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United to sign the Hammer’s captain.
Rice could be a perfect replacement for the Red’s defensive midfielder Fabinho, who looks off the pace. The Brazilian seems to have lost his athleticism and that physical dominance in the Reds midfield.
On the other hand, it will be foolish to let a generational talent like Bellingham go. In the summer transfer window, they let their other prime target Enzo Fernandez go to their rival club Chelsea due to a lack of FSG’s financial muscle power.
Liverpool are in desperate need of a squad rebuild to regain their status as the European elite. Both Bellingham and Rice are necessary but will the Merseyside club would have enough summer budget?