Liverpool aren’t giving up on signing Jude Bellingham this summer and will keep pressing for a deal
Reds fans were concerned yesterday when it was reported that they are ‘increasingly unlikely’ to sign Bellingham. Supporters were understandably outraged after spending nearly two years pursuing the 19-year-old.
But there is some good news today. According to CaughtOffside journalist Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool haven’t gone anywhere and are still very much in the conversation.
But it’s not all good news. The Reds’ ‘ownership predicament,’ according to Romano, is providing a stumbling block in their pursuit of Bellingham.
“Jude Bellingham has not yet made a final choice. The matter is still open; despite many rumors, it was not resolved with Liverpool in December and January, and it is not over now,” stated the transfer specialist. “Real Madrid are pushing a lot as they really want Jude, same for Manchester City.
“Of course, Liverpool’s uncertainty about ownership isn’t helping, but the team is still in the race.”
Liverpool are now attempting to recruit a ‘world-class’ player, but FSG are causing issues – Romano
Clubs are kept waiting in Bellingham.
Overall, this is a solid update from the well-connected Romano. Yet, it is still worthwhile to investigate what he means by “ownership status.”
Liverpool’s situation is actually fairly apparent as of last month. If the Reds were ever for sale, they are no longer. Additional investment is actively sought, but this should not have a significant impact on Bellingham’s decision.
Therefore, perhaps Romano simply means that Liverpool’s ownership could be a problem here. In comparison to the other two clubs mentioned by the journalist, the Reds are less likely to invest nine-figure sums. Perhaps the issue is just in that sense.
One thing is certain: we will be relieved when this tale concludes. It would be fantastic if Liverpool could get Bellingham in for next season. It would be a huge statement signing for Jurgen Klopp, who desperately needs one. The Borussia Dortmund player is undeniably a “world-class” talent.
But if he leaves, Liverpool will undoubtedly have a strategy in place. It would simply be great to know at this time.