Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ‘really wants’ to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham, CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed.
The Lowdown: Bellingham staying put
The 19-year-old is a player of enormous promise, having burst onto the scene for both Dortmund and England, being described as ‘scary’ by international team-mate Jack Grealish.
Bellingham has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks, with midfield seen as the one area in Jurgen Klopp’s squad which could do with another strong signing.
The teenager looks set to stay at Dortmund for another year, though, before departing for pastures new in 2023.
The Latest: Liverpool still keen on Bellingham
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jacobs talked up Liverpool’s interest in Bellingham, claiming that Klopp is desperate to snap him up at some stage.
The reporter stated:
“Liverpool could still add another midfielder, and they will also plan ahead for future windows, with Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham a player Jurgen Klopp really wants.”
The Verdict: More likely next summer?
While it would be a big surprise if Bellingham ends up leaving Dortmund this summer, it does feel as though Liverpool could be the favourites to snap him up this time next year.
The England international looks like he’d be a perfect addition to a Reds midfield which is beginning to age, possessing the athleticism, technical brilliance and team ethic to thrive in a Klopp team over many years.
At 19, he is already a key figure for Dortmund, registering three goals and eight assists in 32 Bundesliga appearances last season, and he could eventually become be the next great addition to Liverpool’s midfield.
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