Pep Guardiola’s direct assessment of the Jude Bellingham transfer rumors: “Everyone knows it”


After Jude Bellingham scored in Manchester City’s 2-1 Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund, manager Pep Guardiola talked about him


Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has spoken on Jude Bellingham amid persistent rumors linking the Borussia Dortmund midfielder to Liverpool.

As has been the case for more than a year, the Reds are still said to be interested in Bellingham. All summer long, Liverpool was heavily rumored to be interested in signing a midfielder, with the England international being the most frequently mentioned.

It is known that Bellingham is a figure who is highly esteemed by those who matter when it comes to hiring at Anfield. Dortmund, though, is believed to value the 19-year-old at more than £100 million.


In Dortmund’s Champions League stage match against Man City on Wednesday night at the Etihad, Bellingham scored. Erling Haaland’s spectacular goal gave City a 2-1 victory, and Guardiola was questioned about the young midfielder’s potential after the game.

In his post-game presser, Guardiola observed, “I was pleased when he was 17, imagine now that he’s 19, he grew up so [much].”

“Defensively, he can follow Kevin [De Bruyne] or Gundogan into the pockets and win the duels. The changeover is quick, and he had the vision to move into the second position immediately after scoring the goal.

“He’s a great player, that much is clear, I think. Not because I’m going to tell you, Manchester City’s manager. Everyone is aware of it.

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