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Real Madrid prepare £240m package’ to complete Jude Bellingham deal amid Liverpool interest

Liverpool certainly does not enjoy the status of having a lot of money to spend each transfer window. The modus operandi of the club is such that to get on board an expensive player, we let go of one. And that for one, is certainly not a sustainable model if the owners want the club to be successful for a prolonged period of time.

In addition, amid many rumours of Liverpool wanting to go ‘all-in’ for Jude Bellingham, there is a glimmer of hope for the fans to see a long-overdue midfield overhaul at the club and we could start winning more games.

However, Real Madrid are here to play spoilsport for Liverpool for the second consecutive transfer window. Last time around, they overtook us to sign Aurelien Tchouameni, and they even stand linked with Jude and are reportedly planning a mammoth £240m package to get the 19-year-old on board at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid prepare £240m package' to complete Jude Bellingham deal amid Liverpool interest.
Liverpool transfer target Jude Bellingham is on the radar of Real Madrid as well. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

According to Defensa Central and their sister website, Planet Real Madrid (h/t Liverpool Echo), Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid, is closer to “finalising the signing of Bellingham” and the La Liga giants are preparing a financial package worth £240m to the former Birmingham City man.

Could Bellingham go to Madrid?

Moreover, said reports also say that £106m of this amount would be the transfer fee, and the rest goes into player wages over a six-year deal. Phew! Spare a thought for those Liverpool fans who could see 37-year-old James Milner extend his contract at the Reds because Moises Caicedo changes his mind at the last moment and arguably moves to Chelsea.

In all fairness, Liverpool certainly do not have the finances to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and now Newcastle United. The only way we can actually finance this deal is if the owners realise the importance of getting on board new players at the club in this transitional phase we are in.

Real Madrid prepare £240m package' to complete Jude Bellingham deal amid Liverpool interest.
Liverpool-linked midfielder Jude Bellingham could move to Real Madrid.

Without sufficient investment, Liverpool may have to settle for cheaper, less proven players, which could negatively impact the team’s performance in the short and long term.

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With the contracts of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita expiring this summer, the Reds certainly need fillers and starters, virtually all kinds of midfielders available to sustain their recent success. If not, that vicious cycle of not winning a league title for another 30 years continues, which is not what the owners or fans would want.