According to sporting director Sebastian Kehl, Borussia Dortmund will try to convince Jude Bellingham to sign a new contract with the club.
The 19-year-old midfielder has been one of the biggest sensations in world football since moving to the Bundesliga team from Birmingham in the summer of 2020, establishing himself as one of the best players in Germany’s top flight and a regular. England international. A host of top clubs, led by Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City, are reportedly working hard to acquire him at the end of the season, so his future remains uncertain at this point. His current contract with Dortmund runs until 2025 without a release clause and Dortmund are said to be asking for a €150m fee to let him go this year.
“I’m going to try to renew his contract, yes.” Kehl told the German publication ZDF. “We haven’t spoken to Jude or his family so far, the player is calm and focused on football.”