According to a British football agent, Liverpool have already “submitted a bid” to Borussia Dortmund in an attempt to sign Jude Bellingham.
The Premier League club are expected to enforce a squad overhaul this summer following their disappointing season in 2022/23.
One of Liverpool’s priorities is to strengthen in midfield and Bellingham is known to be their main target. They have consistently been linked with the teenager, who is among the best young players in the world.
It will not be easy to sign Bellingham as Man City, Man Utd and Real Madrid are also being linked with him. With his contract at Dortmund not due to expire until 2025, the Bundesliga outfit can set their asking price for the midfielder as high as they like.
The competition for Bellingham could well raise his price even further and The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported earlier this month that Liverpool are ‘increasingly unlikely’ to sign him.
Despite this, British agent Haydn Dodge has claimed that an offer from Liverpool has “been submitted for Bellingham”.
“It’s known that a bid [from Liverpool] just shy of £100m has been submitted for Jude Bellingham ahead of this summer’s transfer window,” Dodge told Caught Offside.
“A revamp in the middle of the park is exactly what Liverpool, their fans and Jurgen Klopp need so it is not surprising to see them going all out for Bellingham.”
This comes after Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson insisted that the club that gets Bellingham will “be lucky to have him”.
“I’m sure he’ll sit down with his family and in the future to decide what route he wants to take. Whatever route that is or whatever club that is, that will be a lucky club to have him. His potential is through the roof, really. He can be as good as he wants to be,” Henderson said (quotes via 90min).
“He’s got the right mentality, which is the most important thing. He’s really special and I can’t believe his age and his mentality – how he applies himself to training and games…everything. I’ve never seen it before so I’m pretty confident he’ll be a pretty good player for many years to come.”
Henderson has also suggested that Bellingham’s next club must be “right for him”.
“There are things he can improve on but the platform and the basis he has got he can go as high as he wants to,” Henderson added.
“I just want him to be the best player he can be. If it ended up being Liverpool that would be amazing. But it’s got to be right for him. Every club you can think will want him.”
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