Jude Bellingham has recently emerged as top priority signing for many Premier League clubs. He is a Borussia Dortmund player at the moment but he has been consistently linked with a move to Liverpool and Manchester United.
According to Sky Sport reports from Germany, Manchester United is now out of the race to sign him. This leaves Liverpool in pole position to make a successful move for him.
Many potential clubs are very happy with his World Cup performance so far. He is becoming even more valuable from a financial point of view. Bellingham is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2025 and like Erling Haaland, he has no release clause. With a current price tag of between £100 and £120 million pounds, Dortmund will be fine with him leaving next summer.
According to Football Insider, Real Madrid and Liverpool are the only clubs the 19-year-old is interested in. Jurgen Klopp once challenged Liverpool club owners to be more aggressive in the transfer window. This shows that Klopp is really keen for a move.
Manchester United seem to be out of the race and do not stand a chance to sign him at this point.
Here is what Jude Bellingham had to say when approached for a comment on this matter,
“Right now I’m fully focused on winning the World Cup with my team England. I’ve never really thought about my future even about what will happen next summer.”Jude Bellingham interview for Sky Sports (4 December 2022)
Liverpool has received a huge boost in signing him. This comes after the owners said one of the moves, they’ll definitely make before selling the club is signing Jude Bellingham. (Fenway Sports Group puts Liverpool up for sale)
Manchester United is now focusing on luring 23-year-old Dutch forward Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven. Gakpo is another player that has been impressive for Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He has an asking price of £45 million pounds.