Liverpool are “willing to break their transfer record” to sign Borussia Dortmund’s teenage midfielder, Jude Bellingham.
What’s the word?
That is according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who issued the update via GIVEMESPORT.
Jones believes that it is only a matter of time before the Reds strike a deal for the 19-year-old, of which he expects will surpass the £85m record fee that was spent in bringing Darwin Nunez to Anfield.
Though, the insider believes that Liverpool have no problem smashing their record outlay in their attempts to prise the England international from the clutches of the Dortmund faithful.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “I think they would be willing to break their transfer record to sign Bellingham.
“That would only mean getting to about £80million, so it’s probably going to happen soon anyway given the way prices are.”
A big Liverpool update
The latest admission surrounding the seemingly impending next step in Bellingham’s career will certainly be music to the ears of the Liverpool fanbase. And rightly so.
The £49k-per-week “machine”, as dubbed by David Cartlidge for his number of counterpressures, is one of the most sought-after prospects in the current footballing landscape.
It’s his competency throughout both phases of the game that makes him so desirable, with his ability as a ball progressor shining through, having averaged 3.0 successful dribbles and created six chances so far this season.
Whilst his work off the ball sees the England international average around 20.17 pressures per game, with 5.45 occurring in the attacking third.
The 19-year-old is a key player for Dortmund, and with bags of unspent potential, one can only imagine how good he can be under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp.