Liverpool fear they could get priced out of a deal for Jude Bellingham, a Chelsea and Manchester United target, as he continues to perform at his best.
According to Football Insider, there is a real concern about Liverpool missing out on Jude Bellingham. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is a coveted target for Jurgen Klopp, in addition to Chelsea and Manchester United. However, his brilliant form and transfer fee could price the Merseysiders out of a potential move.
Jude Bellingham is one of the rising stars of English and world football. The midfielder has shined since signing for Borussia Dortmund in his early teens. His immediate impact led him to become a regular, and since the departure of Erling Haaland from the club, he has taken to the spotlight in style.
After posting six goals and 14 assists last season; and he already has eight goals and two assists from an advanced role this term. Naturally, there is plenty of interest from top clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid. These teams are possibly the only ones capable of paying his huge asking price.
Recent comments from Jurgen Klopp about Liverpool’s inability to compete with Manchester City and Newcastle United could question their spending power. The Reds have remained keen on bringing Bellingham for some time now and had eyes on a summer move.
His value could shoot up with his growing stature at Dortmund and a potentially solid performance at the World Cup. There are already talks about sums upwards of £100 million. While Liverpool have splashed big on certain players before, there is no clarity if they would do it again. Hence they could miss out on the midfielder.
Manchester United and Chelsea are already eyeing a move and ready to pay over the top for the midfielder. And an eight-figure sum may not be enough to tempt Dortmund into selling. Manchester City are also sniffing around as the chase becomes all the more interesting.
Hence, Liverpool fear they might get priced out of a potential deal even before the chase begins. Moreover, Klopp may have to fund signings for the other areas of the pitch. For now, the Reds may not find it appealing to spend significantly on one player and ignore other facets of the squad. Advantage Chelsea and Manchester United.