Liverpool have submitted an offer to sign Borussia Dortmund and England wonderkid Jude Bellingham, according to Marca.
The youngster has been almost publicly tracked by Liverpool, with their interest one of football’s worst kept secrets - but the Spanish publication have said that the Reds will face heavy competition from Real Madrid.
It is thought that one of Los Blancos’ biggest transfer goals for next summer is to add to their already stacked midfield with Bellingham, which could create the perfect future trio with Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni.
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The outlet also mentioned that Liverpool were not the only Premier League outfit interested in the 19-year-old, with interest from both Manchester clubs emanating throughout the media in recent times.
Bellingham has already collected an elite level of experience before his 20th birthday, making 16 caps for England and over 150 senior appearances across his spells with Birmingham City and Borussia Dortmund.
He is now recognised as the third choice captain at Dortmund, a senior leadership role which will only endear him to his potential suitors.
“Jadon Sancho- let’s have it right- did as much for Dortmund as Jude Bellingham has done and what did they get, £70 million was it?"
"It wasn’t over £100 million. I think Dortmund will be asking a lot to get a club to sign a player who is a very, very good system player."
“You’re not talking about a Neymar or an Mbappe who basically goes and wins you matches. That is the case. We have the top 10 transfers and we looked- there weren’t many midfielders on it. Pogba was probably highest on that list.
“He’s the next one on the rank, isn’t he? From Sancho to Haaland to him. Before that Götze and Lewandowski, those kinds of guys. I’m not sure Liverpool are paying £130 million, but I’m not sure anyone else is either.”
Wherever he goes, Bellingham will cost an astronomical amount - and with such a fee, you could be getting a decade’s service. It might even be seen as financially viable.
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