Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has urged the club sporting director Julian Ward to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.
Jurgen Klopp has reportedly told sporting director Julian Ward of the next player he wants after the summer arrivals.
Although Liverpool’s summer transfer business appears to be complete, speculation about the club’s prospects for the future is already going viral.
Jurgen Klopp has already made plans to bring Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho, and Calvin Ramsay to Anfield this summer, should all medicals go as planned. It’ll be a busy summer for the departing players as well.
Sadio Mane is ready to join Bayern Munich after the two teams agreed on a £35 million transfer fee. Takumi Minamino, Neco Williams, Nat Phillips, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all expected to leave the Reds before next season.
The Reds’ priority for summer 2023 is a new midfielder, with Jude Bellingham reportedly being of interest, and club sources say that outgoings will not change that position.
According to a report in The Mirror, Klopp has already instructed Ward on what he wants from a new midfielder. It has been said that the German has told Liverpool’s new sporting director that he wants a “young, multi-functional operator with technique and athleticism in equal abundance” to arrive next summer.
The report added that Ward has been tasked to ensure that his team is in pole position to conduct business next year after negotiations with Klopp. This sparked speculation about Liverpool’s interest in Bellingham, with Klopp and his colleagues clearly admiring the 18-year-old.
Borussia Dortmund will want to get the most out of their young talent after losing Erling Haaland for merely £51 million due to his release clause. With three years left on his contract and a World Cup on the cards, his market value might skyrocket in the next 12 months.
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