Liverpool has been after Jude Bellingham for quite some time, and the arrival of the midfield star is weighing heavily on the club’s future plans. Because the club has refused to explore elsewhere in the market and has placed all of its eggs in Bellingham’s basket, it is reasonable to conclude the obsession is serious.
The player hasn’t, however, narrowed down his alternatives while choosing his next club. Many elite teams are vying for his attention, including Manchester City and Real Madrid, who are at least as well-positioned to do so as Liverpool.
The bidding for his signing will begin shortly as the forthcoming transfer window approaches, and the competition will be strong. Evidently, his price tag has a minimum below which the bidding won’t even begin.
However, just when things appeared to be going well for Liverpool, the club has apparently suffered a significant blow in the subject.
Bellingham is conflicted on whether to join Liverpool or not for a number of reasons
As reported by Fabrizio Romano via FourFourTwo a few weeks prior, it seemed clear that Liverpool were in a strong position to sign Bellingham. However, fresh developments in the case have reversed the tide against Liverpool.
According to Patrick Berger, one of the most renowned German football journalists, on the meinsportpodcast, Bellingham is hesitant to join the Merseyside club since the club’s condition does not appear to allow him the opportunity to progress.
The Reds are now in 10th place in the league standings, far from qualifying for the Champions League, something they are unlikely to do if recent performances continue, which has significantly piqued Bellingham’s interest in staying away from a move to Anfield.
The problem deepens as Patrick continues to say that, while supposedly putting a price tag on Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund has not completely ruled out the idea of persuading the player to sign a contract extension.
The Black and Yellow are fully aware of his potential and are prepared to make him their highest-earning player, with a yearly salary of 15 million Euros.
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With a reason not to choose Liverpool and another incentive to stay, this might be a watershed moment for Liverpool. Patrick, on the other hand, keeps insisting that Liverpool are still in the lead.