Manchester City have already ‘started talks’ with Borussia Dortmund over the possible signing of England star Jude Bellingham, according to reports.
The Lowdown: City eye Bellingham move…
Alongside the likes of Liverpool and other interested parties, the Premier League champions are thought to be real suitors for the 19-year-old who has emerged as one of Europe’s most in-demand rising stars.
Club captain Ilkay Gundogan’s current Etihad Stadium deal expires at the end of this season, potentially motivating manager Pep Guardiola to contemplate replacements for the German.
After sealing the 2021/2022 title with an heroic brace on the final day, Gundogan’s days in Manchester could be numbered, and it appears the Sky Blues do in fact see Bellingham as someone who could come in.
The Latest: City have ‘started talks’ for Bellingham…
According to recent reports, Guardiola’s side have already ‘started talks’ with Dortmund over the possible signing of Bellingham.
This information comes courtesy of journalist Rudy Galetti, writing for Tribal Football, who claims City have begun negotiations to ‘go deep on the situation’.
It’s added that they ‘could try to get ahead’ of the competition by ‘speeding things up’ to sign the Bundesliga superstar.
The Verdict: Get it done…
The queue for Bellingham will be growing and growing, especially after his brilliant individual performances at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
If City can beat the likes of Liverpool to his signature, there is little doubting he would be a coup for Guardiola, but it could be difficult.
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