Jude Bellingham boost as Borussia Dortmund chief terms Liverpool as ‘preferred club’
Borussia Dortmund’s Managing Director Carsten Cramer made the admission that Liverpool would be his ‘preferred club’ in the EPL when it comes to the transfer of long-term Reds target Jude Bellingham. (h/t The Express)
The 19-year-old Englishman is currently on World Cup duty with England in Qatar wherein he is showcasing his talent on a platter to the entire world. He has been one of Gareth Southgate’s best players and hence, has attracted a lot of attention from almost everywhere possible.
The former Birmingham City midfielder has a contract with Dortmund until 2025 (Transfermarkt), and should he depart the club before that, any interested parties should part ways with at least £131m to secure his services as Dortmund value him that highly.
Here is what Dortmund MD Carmer said via The Express:
“We both care about Dortmund, we have a high sympathy for Liverpool to be sure.”
“We are still in a good relationship with Jurgen and many others at Liverpool so for me, it is my preferred club in the EPL as well but don’t expect that we will make gifts to Liverpool.”
Jurgen Klopp’s relationship with Dortmund could have made the deal a tad bit easier for the Reds from a financial perspective, but the Director saying that Liverpool should not be expecting any gifts will make it an even race between all in the running for the BVB star’s signature.
Ever since his move to the Bundesliga, Jude has been ever-shining. This season especially. In 22 appearances across all competitions, he has nine goals and three assists. His performances in the Champions League have been of the highest quality and he is a major reason why Dortmund are doing so well on that front.
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However, a move back to the native might not be far off for Bellingham. Several Premier League clubs have shown interest, but Liverpool lead the race to sign him next summer per Telegraph.
Interest from Real Madrid came as a concern for the Reds, but given Los Blancos’ firepower in the middle of the park, the English star would not be an urgent necessity for them, unlike Liverpool. But that doesn’t rule them out of the race – not at all. They have a hunger for collecting the best young players in the world.
Having Bellingham and a few other young midfielders on Liverpool’s books will solve the two major problems of an ageing squad and inconsistent performances. Hopefully, unlike Dortmund’s managing director, the recruitment team at Liverpool has a few gifts to give to the fans.
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However, his future will only be decided after the World Cup as per Dortmund’s CEO via the Daily Mail. Whether or not he joins Liverpool is something only time will tell, but with Agent Trent and Hendo on duties, they could swing it in the Reds’ favour.