Liverpool close in on landing Jude Bellingham
Liverpool are reportedly close to landing English wonderkid Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund.
According Football InsiderPremier League giants Liverpool are closing in on a deal for Borussia Dortmund sensation Jude Bellingham.
The young Englishman is one of the best young talents in world football and is already a regular at Signal Iduna Park. This allowed him to attract the attention of not only Merseyside, but also landed him a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
Bellingham is among Dortmund’s standout players and continues to take his games to new heights. At just 19, the teenager has many years ahead of him and could become a world-class player.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have a sense of talent and have named Bellingham as someone to watch. Dortmund are not ready to sell their star man despite Liverpool’s insistence on holding talks, but that could now be about to change.
Liverpool appear to have given up all hope of bringing in the youngster this summer. They are keen to play the long game and are ready to strike a deal that will see Bellingham move to Anfield in the summer of 2023. Getting the proposal down the line will give the Merseysiders their man while allowing Dortmund to keep him for another. season.
Such a decision is not unprecedented, especially for Liverpool. The Reds have agreed a deal to bring in Naby Keita from RB Leipzig a year in advance, allowing them to focus their attention elsewhere and prevent this from becoming a saga. Repeating the same to land Bellingham would be a bigger deal and could pay huge dividends down the line.
The 19-year-old’s contract at Dortmund runs until 2025, giving the German giants enough breathing space in the negotiations. They are ready to raise Bellingham’s salary and bring his younger brother, Jobe, behind the scenes at the club to convince him to stay put. It remains to be seen if all this will be for nothing.
Whether it’s this summer or next, signing Bellingham is a huge deal for Liverpool. This will give Klopp his first play in what could be a midfield rebuild of monumental proportions. The Merseyside red half certainly has a love affair with the Beatles, and it may only be a matter of time before the Kop shouts “Hey Jude” at the top of their voices.