Over the past few months, Liverpool has been heavily linked with a move for Jude Bellingham. There has recently been an update on the team’s progress toward making the signing.
What’s the latest?
Liverpool are now optimistic that they can sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bellingham next summer, according to 90min.
According to the report, Real Madrid, who is also interested in signing Bellingham in 2023, may take Liverpool’s interest in the star as a setback.
Imagine him & Thiago
It has been reported that Liverpool are prioritizing the signing of a midfielder this summer. However, given the most recent information on Bellingham, it’s possible that the club will postpone midfield reinforcements until next year.
With Jordan Henderson, James Milner, and Thiago Alcantara all approaching their 30s, the Reds will be looking to add some youth to the center of the field, and the Bundesliga youngster would be the ideal signing for Jurgen Klopp’s squad in the future.
Bellingham has been making an impression while playing for Borussia Dortmund, and his performance last season once more demonstrated his star potential, which could be a major asset at Anfield.
Over the course of his 32 Bundesliga appearances last season, the £80 million talent scored three goals, provided eight assists, and created 10 big chances. He also made 1.3 key passes, 1.6 tackles, and 1.3 interceptions per game. He also demonstrated his versatility by winning the majority of his duels (51 percent) and successfully completing the majority of his dribble attempts (57 percent).
After including the young talent in his Euro 2020 squad, England manager Gareth Southgate praised Bellingham, calling the 18-year-old “phenomenal” and an “interesting player” in a news conference.
According to Southgate, Jude is extraordinary. A 17-year-old who wants to compete with senior players and has the technique, maturity, and competitiveness is a really exciting player, just based on training over the past couple of days.
If he makes the move to Merseyside, Thiago and Bellingham might form a formidable center-field partnership that would combine the Englishman’s raw talent and the experience of the Spanish star, helping the team’s pursuit of titles.
Given that Bellingham will bring top-notch play to the heart of the midfield for any team he joins, the powers at Anfield must get ready for competition when it comes to signing this wonderkid next summer.