England star Jude Bellingham ‘will tell Borussia Dortmund that he wants to LEAVE the club after the World Cup’… with the midfielder’s parents ‘keen on seeing their son join Liverpool instead of Real Madrid and Manchester City’
England star Jude Bellingham will tell Borussia Dortmund he wants to leave the club after the World Cup, according to reports.
The 19-year-old has boosted his already high-profile throughout the World Cup after playing a starring role in Gareth Southgate’s team whilst out in Qatar.
With teams already showing significant interest in the teenager, it seems Bellingham has decided his future lies away from Germany and could soon find himself in the Premier League – if his parents get their wish.
Jude Bellingham will tell Borussia Dortmund he wants to leave the club, according to reports
Mark (L) and Denise (R) Bellingham have their preferences on where their son should football
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have emerged as the front-runners to seal Bellingham’s signature
According to SPORT BILD, Bellingham will tell Dortmund bosses of his desire to leave the club after the World Cup – despite having a contract that runs until 2025.
European giants Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool have all expressed previous interest in the midfielder but it seems the Reds are the current frontrunners.
His father Mark, mother Denise and adviser Mark Bennett are the main negotiators for the youngster’s deals and it’s understood that his father has a strong desire for his son to move to Anfield.
The 19-year-old has a current contract that runs until 2025 with the Bundesliga outfit
Jurgen Klopp’s side see Bellingham as a key feature for their midfield rebuild, with a number of their current stars such as Jordan Henderson, 32, James Milner, 36, and Thiago, 31, all entering the twilight of their career’s.
Bellingham has also struck up a close relationship with Henderson and Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold during the World Cup – leading to speculation over a move.
Though negotiations have already begun, there remains some financial obstacles for Liverpool to overcome if they are to sign the in-demand teenager.
Bellingham has struck up a close relationship with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson (right)
The same outlet report that Dortmund will hold out for a €150million (£130million) fee for the midfielder, which they feasible given the large interest in the player.
Liverpool have already agreed with Mike Gordon – director of US owner ‘Fenway Sports Group’ – to provide €100million for Bellingham, though they may fall short for the rest.
Even with Klopp’s strong relationship with BVB Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke, the Liverpool boss would not be able to negotiate a €50million discount.
But with, the ‘Fenway Sports Group’ looking to sell the club, a new owner could help increase the Bellingham budget.
Until then, Bellingham’s ever-increasing price-tag may pose an issue to the Reds with big-budget clubs like Real Madrid and Man City waiting patiently.
The youngster has scored one goal and got one assist for England during the World Cup
The Spanish giants have not registered Bellingham as their main priority – given their wealth of midfield talent in Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde – but still value the player immensely.
Similarly, Pep Guardiola’s side have not made Bellingham their primary transfer target but will still be closely following any developments over the player.
Bellingham has already noted the contract extension of Guardiola – which is one of the three main factors that could effect his move.
The midfielder values a regular first-team place and the long-term trust of his coach ahead of the salary within his contract.
Real Madrid and France duo Eduardo Camavinga (L) and Aurelien Tchouameni in training
The midfielder will be looking to build on his impressive World Cup campaign when England take on France in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
Bellingham already has one goal and one assist to his name throughout the tournament and has been one of England’s best players.
It’s seen him take his impressive club form – three goals and two assists for Dortmund this year – into the World Cup.
Bellingham will be hoping to have an impact in England’s quarter-final clash with France