It is difficult for any young talent to go under the radar in the modern age, but Jude Bellingham is not just impressing, he is dominating the headlines. The English midfielder continues to go from strength to strength, captaining Borussia Dortmund and scoring in four of his five Champions League group appearances.
Bellingham, 19, is already being talked about as the big-money move for several clubs next summer. There is talk of a €150m price tag, which would make him the third-most expensive player in history.
Marca recently highlighted that the two main contenders were Real Madrid and Liverpool. Los Blancos are keen to add in a long-term replacement for Luka Modric, while Liverpool need a dominant talent in midfield to refresh their side.
“As I mentioned many times, I think every week we’ll have a different story on Jude Bellingham. One week Chelsea favourite, one week Real, one week Liverpool, one week City…”
“I’m sure that Liverpool want him, it’s not new – they will go for a top midfielder and he’s top of the list, but the race is open between many top clubs and it won’t be decided now.”
Bellingham seems as sure a bet as there can be on the market, given how prodigiously talented he is. Already he is showing he is more than capable of cutting it against any opponent.
However the top ten most expensive transfers of all time have a remarkable record of failing and only Kylian Mbappe and perhaps Neymar Junior could be considered as successes. Whichever team he is playing for next season will need to ensure they have a plan for Bellingham.
Source by Football Espana