For months, various reports have named Liverpool as one of the top contenders to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham this summer, along with Manchester City and Real Madrid. On Monday, The Athletic’s David Ornstein opined that a move for the 19-year-old midfielder to Anfield looked unlikely at the moment, not believing the Liverpool side could beat such a financially powerful rival in a potential bidding war.
Without a release clause in Bellingham’s contract, Dortmund will of course hold the key to the situation, being able to choose an offer to accept or reject them all, but according to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are not going to give up. Their hope, unlike their rivals on this particular front, rests with a player who, at this stage in his career, prefers Anfield over Etihad or even the Santiago Bernabéu.
If their hopes come true and Bellingham gives his heart to Liverpool, he could, for example, stay put for another year and force Dortmund to lower their demands significantly in 2024, as he would then only have 12 months left on his contract. .
Be that as it may, Bellingham and his father, acting as his representative, have not yet informed any club of any decision or preference, meaning it is obviously too early to say with any certainty where the Player is. The England team will mind their own business next season.