Liverpool seem to have their sights set on touchdown Borussia Dortmund starlet Jude Bellingham within the close to future, with the younger Englishman having repeatedly been linked with a transfer to Anfield in current instances.
A current report from Soccer Insider has advised that whereas the Bundesliga membership is not going to promote the 19-year-old this summer season, a swap to the Merseyside outfit could possibly be within the offing in 12 months’ time – and even in January – with talks underway between the 2 sides.
The report means that the Reds are ‘assured’ that they may be capable of signal the 15-cap sensation, with the potential for an settlement to be secured within the coming weeks forward of the transfer occurring later down the road.
The previous Birmingham Metropolis gem – who made the daring choice to maneuver to Germany in a £25m deal two years in the past – has caught the eye of golf equipment throughout Europe following his vastly spectacular and mature midfield shows in current instances, with it seemingly a matter of when and never if a ‘greater membership’ snaps him up.
Tipped to value within the area of €120m (£101m), on current kind the £49k-per-week menace is more likely to be price each penny, having made such a stellar influence at Sign Iduna Park over the previous two seasons.
In 91 video games for Dortmund to date, the £72m-rated star has chipped in with 11 targets and 18 assists, with 20 of these objective contributions having are available in what was a standout 2021/22 marketing campaign.
Already described by team-mate Mats Hummels as “somebody who leads the way in which”, the 6 foot 1 colossus has proven no indicators of being overawed by the justified consideration that he has been receiving of late, seemingly taking all of it in his stride in a way which belies his tender years.
The Stourbridge native has additionally already kicked off the brand new season in effective vogue with a objective within the current DFB-Pokal victory over 1860 Munich, with the midfield “monster” – as dubbed by CBS Sports activities’ Ameer Tyree – more likely to go from power to power this time period.
Whereas but to play within the Premier League, there ought to be few issues amongst these of a Liverpool persuasion about Bellingham’s capacity to regulate to life in arguably Europe’s hardest league, having notably been in comparison with one of many division’s finest-ever midfielders in Patrick Vieira by former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.
That could be a comparability which is able to absolutely pique the curiosity of Jurgen Klopp and co, with Vieira having been a colossal determine in English soccer throughout his stellar nine-year spell with the Gunners, profitable three league titles below compatriot Arsene Wenger and captaining the Gunners’ famed ‘Invincibles’ staff.
Like Bellingham, the Frenchman was a commanding and bodily imposing midfield presence but in addition had a eager eye for objective, having supplied 31 targets and 34 assists in 307 top-flight video games throughout his time in north London, in addition to his transient stint at Manchester Metropolis.
An inductee of the Premier League’s Corridor of Fame, there aren’t too many gamers who’ve made a higher influence on the division than the present Crystal Palace supervisor, therefore the joy that younger Bellingham might probably replicate him.
Whereas it could not occur this summer season, Klopp might nicely have a future icon on his lands if Liverpool are to signal the Vieira-esque teenager.