When watching the World Cup in Qatar, everyone in the country was focused on the performance of the England squad’s younger players – most eyes looking at the young and highly talented Jude Bellingham. As he outperformed many of his more experienced teammates, his interaction with certain members of the team suggested that his next move may be over to the Liverpool squad. However, rumours abound that this may no longer be the case and he may have his sights set on sunnier climes.
A Place in the Sun
According to sources, as the transfer season is upon us, top football betting names such as BoyleSports as well as fans of the game seem to think that It is Real Madrid that is having the most success in pitching their club to Bellingham, branding it as ‘ the best place for young talent in Europe’. They seem to be very confident that they will be the ones to convince him to put pen to paper… and complete one of the biggest and best moves of the year by signing the rising 19-year-old superstar.
This is certainly not going to be something that happens in the January transfer window, but it looks likely that the Borussia Dortmund midfielder is expected to leave his club in the summer. Because of his success on the international stage, pretty much every big club in Europe will be eager to court him and get their name into the mix.
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Will Liverpool Concede at the Last Minute?
For the last few months, Liverpool has been seen as the most likely destination, at least in the Premier League, but will they again concede to the Spanish giants in the last minutes? Real Madrid seems to be very successful in persuading the brightest young talent that they are the place to be for up-and-coming football stars.
So far, this hierarchy points to the signings of names such as Aurelian Tchouameni, Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Eder Militau and, more recently, Endrick. So, does this make the Bernabeu stadium the best place to hone Bellingham’s talents?
Nothing Set in Stone
Right now, anything is still possible as nothing has been set in stone and nothing has been officially agreed upon by anyone yet. Although many believe that his future lies with the Bernabeu club, the other clubs that are interested certainly aren’t yet out of the race.
It may also be a case of who has the deepest pockets. Currently, Dortmund has put a price tag on his head of £130 million, with his contract being ended in 2025.
His name is hugely popular in England right now and Liverpool has always made their interest known. However, they certainly aren’t the only EPL team that has shown interest. Their fiercest rival, Manchester United, is also said to be keen… and Manchester City, with its famous ability to sweep in and buy, can never be counted out.
However, Madrid has plenty of reasons to be hopeful. They managed to win the Champions League, despite being in a rebuilding phase – and the squad looks set to get even stronger and more dominant in the coming years. If he is after Champions League glory, Manchester City may well be put to the back of the queue.
An Exciting Future
No matter what happens with young Bellingham, his future looks set to be incredibly exciting. The biggest clubs are falling over themselves to secure the budding star and he is in a position that other teenagers can only dream about. His time at Borussia Dortmund and his performance on the international stage has certainly set the scene for a magical career – and whether he ends up in England or Spain, he will certainly be a winner.
Obviously, we would like to see him come back to English shores and the Kop will certainly be disappointed if his travels take him elsewhere but there is plenty of time left and he may have a few more moves in him yet.