Liverpool FC locked and ready to battle Real Madrid in a transfer battle to sign £103M ‘generational’ talent in this summer as he makes final decision
Jude Bellingham’s signing by Liverpool will be fiercely contested by Real Madrid, a competitor of theirs in Europe.
The Reds have a keen interest in the Borussia Dortmund midfielder, who is one of the most sought-after players in the world.
With Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casimero all in their thirties, Madrid wants him to assist in replacing their aging midfield.
After losing out to Madrid earlier this summer for Aurélien Tchouaméni, Liverpool will find it incredibly challenging to compete against Madrid’s pulling power.
According to Fabrizio Romano on the Here We Go Podcast, that next summer will see Bellingham looking to leave Germany.
“Jurgen Klopp in the last 24 hours said that he was a fantastic player and everything but he is not on the market,” Romano told the podcast.
“The reality is that Liverpool, immediately after missing out on Aurelien Tchouameni, they were exploring this discussion for Jude Bellingham, but it was not even a negotiation because he’s not on the market.
“No bid, no discussion, no negotiation. Bellingham will not leave this summer, but next summer I believe he will be on this podcast every episode.”
Throughout his tenure at Dortmund, Madrid has often sent scouts to observe him, and they believe he would make a great addition to the team.
Bellingham (19), who has already made 15 appearances for England’s senior national team, is considered to be the midfield of the future.
With Eduardo Camavinga and Aurélien Tchouaméni, two other rising stars, Madrid would like to form the best young midfield trio in all of football.
As seen by his six goals and 14 assists in all competitions for Dortmund last season, he presents an all-around midfield danger.
He provides real tactical flexibility because he can play either an aggressive or defensive midfield position comfortably.