Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has stated it ‘could be superb’ if the Reds are the membership who handle to land rising celebrity Jude Bellingham when he leaves Borussia Dortmund.
Having develop into probably the most wanted gamers on this planet earlier than even his twentieth birthday and shortly to achieve 200 profession appearances for membership and nation, Bellingham is about to be on the transfer in both the summer season of 2023 or 2024.
Liverpool, Actual Madrid and Manchester Metropolis are the three golf equipment on the forefront of the switch battle, whereas Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are within the second row holding barely extra distant curiosity.
As 90min has beforehand reported, the Bellingham camp has met – with Dortmund’s permission – with Liverpool, Actual and Metropolis, and all three have introduced what they consider to be a compelling argument that the teenage prodigy ought to select them as his subsequent membership.
Bellingham’s longstanding admiration of Anfield legend Steven Gerrard and his rising relationship with Henderson whereas on worldwide obligation has led to rising hypothesis that he may choose to hitch Liverpool over the others.
“I’m certain he’ll sit down together with his household and sooner or later to resolve what route he desires to take. No matter route that’s or no matter membership that’s, that will probably be a fortunate membership to have him. His potential is thru the roof, actually. He could be pretty much as good as he desires to be,” Henderson stated this week.
“He is acquired the best mentality, which is an important factor. He’s actually particular and I am unable to consider his age and his mentality – how he applies himself to coaching and video games…every thing. I’ve by no means seen it earlier than so I am fairly assured he’ll be a reasonably good participant for a few years to return.”
Henderson additionally warned ‘to not apply an excessive amount of stress’ and as an alternative let Bellingham ‘simply play soccer, including, “Each time he places on an England shirt he grows and is getting higher and higher.
“There are issues he can enhance on however the platform and the idea he has acquired he can go as excessive as he desires to. I simply need him to be the most effective participant he could be. If it ended up being Liverpool that might be superb. However it’s acquired to be proper for him. Each membership you may suppose will need him.”
Dortmund are ready for Bellingham to inform them the reply to that query. The participant has been contemplating his future for a while however at all times deliberate to delay a choice as as to if he’ll keep put or pursue his subsequent problem till now – 90min lately revealed that he’s set for extra talks with the Bundesliga facet within the coming weeks.
Actual Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis have all already been in talks with the Bellingham camp to current their plans for him – every of the three European giants really feel they’ve made a compelling case for him to choose their mission as his subsequent.
However Dortmund have plans too. Though his present contract runs till 2025, they need Bellingham to signal a brand new deal that might make him their highest paid participant and safe his future for at the least yet another yr. At that time, a launch clause anticipated to be decrease than their present valuation of round €150m would probably facilitate a switch to a membership of his selection in 2024.
Ought to Bellingham resolve that now’s the time to go, 90min has reported that Dortmund are standing agency over their valuation and would demand a membership file promoting payment in extra of the €144m bundle they agreed with Barcelona when Ousmane Dembele left in 2017.