Liverpool transfer: Liverpool told price-tag for “phenomenal” player Jurgen Klopp really wants to sign in January
According to a recent reports, Liverpool may have to shell out a record-breaking £130 million to get Jude Bellingham.
The biggest teams in Europe, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and the Reds, have expressed interest in the 19-year-old.
In fact, the Athletic reported last week that Bellingham was Jurgen Klopp’s team’s top transfer target for the coming year.
However, given that the youngster’s current contract extends through 2025, they will probably need to pay an outrageous sum if they want to entice the Borussia Dortmund star to Anfield.
According to the German newspaper Bild, Dortmund will demand a fee of £130 million for Bellingham, a sum that is significantly higher than the £ 87 million that Premier League rivals are rumored to have considered offering.
According to reports, Dortmund has set the price to prevent a bidding battle for the player at least until next summer.
If Bellingham accepted the suggested price, it would probably be a better deal than the three previous Premier League contracts that cost more than £100 million.
After moving from Liverpool to Barcelona for a staggering £121.5 million in January 2018, Philippe Coutinho struggled with his form.
Jack Grealish, a talented player for England, has struggled to score goals and provide assists since joining Manchester City from Aston Villa in January 2021 for £105.75 million.
Eden Hazard has also battled with his form and health since moving to Real Madrid from Chelsea in June 2019 for a reported £103.50 million.
However, Bellingham, who is only 19 years old, has excelled this season and will probably only become better.
The player, who was born in Birmingham, has made a name for himself as one of the best midfielders in the world and is expected to play a key role in the Three Lions’ midfield at this month’s World Cup.
In fact, England manager Gareth Southgate has long been a fan and even chose Bellingham, who was then 17 years old, for his 26-man Euro 2020 team.