Liverpool can be ‘cautiously optimistic’ of their chances signing Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham for Jürgen Klopp’s side at Anfield next summer, CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has told GiveMeSport.
Liverpool transfer news – Jude Bellingham
Bellingham is Liverpool’s main target for the summer of 2023, according to a report from Sky Germany (via Sky Sports) at the beginning of December. Klopp is keen for the team to complete the transfer, the report claims.
Dortmund apparently values the midfielder at a sum of roughly £131 million, according to a September report from The Athletic, which said that Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Real Madrid were joining the Reds in their interest in the teenager.
The La Liga giants have made the Stourbridge-born teenager their top target ahead of the summer transfer season, according to GOAL. He has reportedly told his entourage that he would like to move to Real Madrid.
Dean Jones, a journalist, told GiveMeSport that the England player might end up leading Liverpool in the future, and that possibility might encourage him to leave Madrid for Merseyside rather than the Bernabéu.
And according to Jacobs, the Anfield team may be cautiously hopeful about adding Bellingham to their roster next summer because they have done everything they can to date to win his signature.
What has Jacobs said about Liverpool and Bellingham?
According to Jacobs, Liverpool are now in the lead for Bellingham. Although they will have competition, I believe that Liverpool has a cautious optimism that they have done everything they can at this juncture in the quest to advance and get Jude Bellingham since they started sooner than most, put in a lot of work, and have been very hands-on. After that, we’ll watch to see what other potential suitors do and how it impacts the scenario.
Would Bellingham be a good signing for Liverpool?
Bellingham, who is only 19 years old, is one of football’s most exciting young talents right now, and his spectacular performance at the World Cup will not have put off potential employers.
The midfielder participated in all five of England’s matches during their journey to the World Cup quarterfinals and netted his first goal for his country in the Three Lions’ 6-2 group-stage win over Iran.
The outgrowth of the Birmingham City academy received a WhoScored rating of 7.58 for his remarkable performances in Qatar, placing him behind Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka as the country’s second-best performer, indicating that he is more than capable of delivering to a high degree when it matters.
He has had a fantastic season at Dortmund, scoring nine goals and dishing out three assists in 22 appearances for the Bundesliga’s heavyweights, according to Transfermarkt, on top of a strong World Cup.
Therefore, if Klopp wants to add players to the midfield next summer, he should push the Liverpool administration to do everything they can to bring Bellingham to Anfield.