Liverpool are now increasingly unlikely to be able to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham in the summer transfer window, according to reports from The Athletic’s David Ornstein. The Reds might be major admirers of the Englishman but could find it tough to finance a big money move for him.
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Finances a Daunting Factor
Dortmund have no real reason to worry about having to sell their prized asset for cheap because there is no release clause inserted into his contract. Ornstein adds that the prospect of having to pay a very high fee for his acquisition makes a deal challenging and that’s why Liverpool are unlikely to sign him.
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The financial power of some other teams like Real Madrid and Manchester City vying for his signing as well as the Merseyside team’s own hesitation at entering a bidding war for the Englishman is a reason why significant doubts have been cast on their chances to sign him – per Ornstein.
While the Atheltic journalist mentions that the Reds can’t totally be ruled out of the race to sign Bellingham, City and Madrid are currently in a stronger position to sign the midfielder in the summer.
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The 19-year-old midfielder has been in splendid form for the Bundesliga side this season and is a major force behind them currently being top of the league table ahead of defending champions Bayern Munich. He’s constantly produced clinical performances and thrived as the captain of die Schwarzgelben, helping them cope really well even after losing Erling Haaland to Manchester City last summer.
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He’s scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 34 appearances across all competitions, which involves eight goal contributions in 24 league games so far this season. Ornstein adds that Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer of the player’s qualities amid his inspired work over this campaign. The England international’s national team colleague Trent Alexander-Arnold hailed him as an ‘incredible’ player recently, but as it stands, it appears unlikely that he’ll get to play with him at Liverpool.