Premier League giants Liverpool have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.
Fabrizio Romano has told Give Me Sport that Liverpool have now initiated contact with people close to Jude Bellingham. The Reds are in the race to sign the in-demand English midfielder at the end of the season.
Romano said to Give Me Sport, “Liverpool will be in the race, 100 per cent. They’re already in contact with people close to Jude Bellingham, so Liverpool will be there.”
The 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder is regarded as one of the best talents in world football, and he would be a quality signing for Liverpool if they manage to pull it off. However, the England international is unlikely to come cheap and Liverpool might need to shatter their transfer record to sign him.
The Reds need to replace experienced campaigners like Jordan Henderson and James Milner over the next few months. Both players have regressed massively in recent months, and they are no longer capable of starting for a club hoping to win the Premier League and Champions League. Bellingham would be an excellent replacement for club captain Henderson, but Liverpool are not the only club chasing him.
The midfielder has been linked with clubs like Manchester City and Real Madrid as well. Both clubs have more financial resources compared to Liverpool, and it will be interesting to see whether the Reds can fork out a sizeable sum of money to secure his services.
Bellingham has been linked with a move to Anfield for a while now, and the Reds will have to ensure that they finish in the top four in order to attract top talents like him.
It has been a mediocre season for Liverpool so far, and they are currently sixth in the league table. A player like Bellingham will not want to join a club without Champions League football, and it remains to be seen whether Liverpool can finish the season strongly and secure a place in the top four.
Bellingham is still a young player and working with a world-class manager like Jurgen Klopp could help him fulfil his world-class potential. Meanwhile, recent reports have also suggested that the in-demand English midfielder is open to staying at Borussia Dortmund. So it will be interesting to see if Liverpool or the other suitors can land the teenage prodigy next year.