Liverpool have supposedly received a boost in their pursuit of signing Jude Bellingham this summer, with the Englishman allegedly refusing to meet with the club’s leaders to discuss an improved agreement
According to German reports quoted by the tabloid – albeit Sky’s Florian Plettenberg only has the Merseysiders down as ‘one of the favorites’ – the Reds are favorites to sign the former Birmingham City youngster, despite interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Bundesliga expert Christian Falk has already stated unequivocally that money, in excess of the asking price provided to Borussia Dortmund, would not be the deciding factor in personal discussions, as the player is not only motivated by money (CaughtOffside).
Assuming we can easily clear the first barrier, the project at Anfield is almost tailor-made for a footballer like Bellingham.
When you consider the expiring contracts of James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita, not to mention the ongoing questions hanging over the heads of veteran outfield stars like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, minutes are a virtual guarantee at Liverpool.
Barring another drab performance against Bournemouth, the latter couple may still have a future at L4, but the need for new vigour in the middle of the park cannot be overstated.