Liverpool “are the favourites” in Jude Bellingham race

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Liverpool are the favourites to sign Borussia Dortmund’s teenage sensation, Jude Bellingham, and could look to move for the 19-year-old in a deal that would see him make the switch to Anfield next summer.

What’s the word?

That is according to Sky Sports reporter, Dharmesh Sheth, who has informed GIVEMESPORT of the England international’s expected demand at the end of the current campaign, with a number of clubs in the race to acquire his services.

But, despite the level of competition that surrounds him, the reporter believes that Liverpool remain at the front of the queue, after holding long-term interest in the Dortmund star.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Sheth said:

“Next summer, I think the topic of Jude Bellingham is going to be very, very hot. 

“It seems that Liverpool are the favourites to sign him. It has been talked about for the last year or so.”

A “very hot” deal

Sheth’s opening statement is entirely correct. The topic of Bellingham next summer will indeed be “very hot.”

And with news emerging over an alteration in price for the star, it would be a no-brainer to move for the teenage sensation when he has completed his fourth season of first-team football.

With Bellingham valued at around £132million by Dortmund, news emerged recently that the midfielder could be prised away from Signal Iduna Park for a fee considerably less, with £83million thought to be enough to acquire his services, amidst the small caveat that a club would need to pay the entire fee up-front next summer.

It goes without saying, this would be a bargain for a progressive midfield asset who has the world at his feet, so to speak.

Bellingham already occupies a similar style to a Jurgen Klopp-bred player, with his 20.25 pressures per game indicative of this, with 5.55 occurring in the attacking third.

There is no doubt that the England international would improve the Reds’ engine room, in a deal that would feel even sweeter if Liverpool managed to acquire the star for the mooted £83million up-front fee.

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