Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg has claimed that Jude Bellingham is more likely to join Liverpool than Real Madrid this summer. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is one of the most sought-after players on the transfer market and big European clubs are interested in signing him.
According to widespread reports, alongside Liverpool and Real Madrid, Manchester City are also following the Englishman’s situation. Although he has two more years left on his current contract at the Westfalenstadion, he is expected to make a move in the upcoming summer window.
The Reds have long been admirers of Bellingham. It’s also believed to be one of the reasons behind their reluctance to sign a world-class midfielder in the last couple of transfer windows.
According to Plettenberg, Jurgen Klopp’s side could finally sign the England international this summer.
“I don’t see Bellingham at Real Madrid, I see him at Liverpool in the summer,” he told Sky Sports.
The journalist also claimed that Bellingham could cost between €100m and €150m as he doesn’t have a release clause in his Dortmund contract. He added that Klopp is pushing for the move but has yet to speak to the talented midfielder in person.
“We all believe that Bellingham will leave this summer and that there is no way Dortmund can keep him at this point. But he has a contract without a release clause, so the price is very high. Dortmund want between €100m and €150m for him in summer.
“There are three targets for him – Real Madrid, Man City and Liverpool. Liverpool are one of the favorites and Jurgen Klopp is pushing, pushing, pushing for him and says he’s his No1 transfer target.
“Klopp has not yet spoken to Bellingham in person but talks have been held with the likes of Julian Ward. Now all they have to do is figure out who is paying the money.”
How Liverpool target Jude Bellingham fared for Borussia Dortmund
Jude Bellingham joined them Borussia Dortmund in a €25 million move from Birmingham City. Since then, the youngster has made 113 appearances for them across all competitions, scoring 20 goals and providing 22 assists. He has won one title and won the DFB Cup in 2021.
Bellingham has been in fine form this season, scoring 10 goals and assisting four others from midfield. The 19-year-old also impressed at the FIFA World Cup when England reached the quarter-finals, scoring and assisting once each. He also became the Three Lions’ second-youngest goalscorer at the quadrennial tournament.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/rumor-i-see-liverpool-reliable-journalist-gives-encouraging-transfer-update-superstar-jurgen-klopp-target?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda ‘I see him in Liverpool’