Liverpool are reportedly trying to get a deal over the line for Jude Bellingham ‘now’.
The Lowdown: Interest there
Liverpool’s interest in Bellingham has been widely reported, as they look to bring in an elite central midfielder for next season.
The Latest: Bellingham update
Taking to Twitter, journalist Kevin Palmer has revealed that the Anfield outfit are trying to get a deal for Bellingham done ‘now’, and are in ‘pole position’ for his signature:
“Liverpool are in pole position to sign Jude Bellingham and are trying to get the deal over the line NOW. It would be a real statement signing.”
Palmer added that the deal would be for next summer, but the Merseyside club are ‘eager’ to try and push through their status as ‘leading contenders’:
“Bellingham deal will obviously be completed next summer, but Liverpool are eager to try and push home their status as leading contenders now.”
The Verdict: Exciting
The fact that Jurgen Klopp’s side are trying to push through a deal for Bellingham now will come as exciting news for Reds supporters.
With Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner’s contracts expiring this summer, and Jordan Henderson (32) and Thiago (31) in their 30’s, Liverpool are in desperate need of a revamp in the middle of the park, and Bellingham (19) has the potential to be a mainstay in the side for the next decade.
The central midfielder was England’s second-best performer at the World Cup in Qatar, scoring one goal and making one assist, and picking up one man-of-the-match award on their way to making the quarter-finals (WhoScored).
At Borussia Dortmund, he managed an impressive nine goals and three assists from midfield before the break (WhoScored), and seems to be growing in stature every game he plays at the highest level.
Nonetheless, even if they have to wait until the summer, what a signing Bellingham would be for the Reds.
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