Will Jude Bellingham (19) return to Dortmund as world champion? At least for a short time.
The BVB star is one of the outstanding players at the World Cup and is one of the English star ensembles. On Saturday there will be a giant duel against France (kick-off 8 p.m., live on ZDF, on Magenta TV and in the BILD.de live ticker).
No wonder the top clubs outdo each other with hymns of praise. PSG boss Nasser El Khelaifi raves about Bellingham on “Sky Sports” (England). El Khelaifi: “An amazing player. Everyone wants it, I’m not trying to hide it. What a player! First World Cup and so calm, relaxed, and confident. Astonishing.”
That almost sounds like a declaration of love!
BILD expert Lothar Matthäus (61) explained on Wednesday at BILD LIVE that he firmly assumes a 150+ million transfer. That would be a Bundesliga record. So far, it is 140 million, which FC Barcelona transferred to BVB for Ousmane Dembélé in 2017/18.
It wouldn’t fail because of the money. PSG can easily keep up with all interested parties.
But where is Bellingham headed?
It can be heard from those around him that he prefers to return to England. Liverpool FC in particular is considered a hot candidate here. Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp (55) is known to have excellent relationships with his former club. He also tries to convince Bellingham of Liverpool on a human level.
In addition, Liverpool could soon have a new, financially strong owner who could provide fresh money for the transfer.
A move to Manchester would not fail because of the money. At City he would be reunited with buddy Erling Haaland (22). At United he could become the key player in the fight back to the top of the Premier League.
The London top clubs Arsenal and Chelsea are rather outsiders. This also applies to Real Madrid. Spanish media reports that the “Royal” are also very interested, but “only” want to pay a maximum fee of 125 million euros.
In Dortmund, Bellingham still has a contract until the summer of 2025. However, it is expected that he will leave BVB in the summer after three years. Maybe as a world champion.