Jude Bellingham

Former Liverpool player and now pundit Jose Enrqiue believes Jude Bellingham wants to join the Merseyside club.

Bellingham has been linked with a move to Anfield for several months now, with many sources suggesting that the deal is somewhat inevitable.

The 19-year-old is off the back of another excellent season in Germany, where he managed 44 appearances and scored six goals across all competitions for Borussia Dortmund.

This sparkling campaign has sparked interest from a host of European clubs, including Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United.

However, it’s understood that the Reds appear to be the frontrunners as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his ageing midfield.

Former Liverpool left-back Enrique is adamant that the starlet reciprocates the interest in this deal.

He tweeted, regarding the links: “The problem will always be the transfer fee. Salary and the player want to come and play for us.

“I’m 100% sure about it but the transfer fee is going to be a problem if the numbers are the ones they’re talking about.”

Despite the widespread speculation surrounding the move, it is not expected to come to fruition this summer.

After signing Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho already in this window, Liverpool are now focusing on outgoings.

Additionally, it has been well documented that Dortmund will refuse to let both Erling Haaland and Bellingham go in the same window.

With the former already completing a move to City this summer, it seems next summer is where movements could happen on this deal.

Bellingham arrived at Dortmund in the summer of 2020 after completing a switch worth £25 million from boyhood club Birmingham City.

This made the England international the most expensive 17-year-old in football history, and the Blues retired his number 22 shirt at St Andrews.

Klopp is eager to sign Bellingham from his former club as he attempts to lower the age profile of his midfield.

The likes of Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson and James Milner are all on the wrong side of 30, so rebuilding this department will be essential to launching the next iteration of the German Boss’s Liverpool.

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