Having held initial discussions with the Borussia Dortmund player, Jude Bellingham, Manchester City has taken the lead in the chase for the player’s signature.
Following preliminary negotiations, Manchester City is presently in the lead in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellinham, who is expected to be the most sought-after star of the summer.
Since moving to Germany from Birmingham City in 2020, the young talent has thrived there, and a number of Europe’s top clubs are vying for his services.
Dortmund has demonstrated a readiness to sell their great players for the appropriate price, and it’s possible that they’re getting ready to do so once more.
Liverpool and Manchester United, who had previously pursued Bellingham, are highly connected to the midfielder, but it’s City who are trying to go ahead of the competition after holding preliminary negotiations, according to the Daily Mail.
Those who are close to the situation today think that the Etihad organization is in the lead in the battle for his services.
Although Bellingham’s term in Germany is up in 2025, it is anticipated that he will leave before then. After negotiating with Dortmund to sign Erling Haaland in the summer, City has a good working relationship with them and is looking to make use of that relationship.
However, if Bellingham uses his strong World Cup performance to price himself out of any switch, a transfer might not happen this summer.
With England, Bellingham’s reputation is increasing, and if he leads the Three Lions to the championship round, that worth, which is on track to surpass £100 million, might rise much higher.
The 19-year-old has already scored this season in the Champions League against City. Bellingham scored one of his nine goals this season with a header in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss at the Etihad.
Guardiola has praised Bellingham in the past. The Catalan stated, “He was 17 when he arrived, but it wasn’t just about his quality, how he was leading, his kicking, or going to the referee.
When it came to attitude, this man was unique. He is already one of the captains at the age of 19. The quality is well known. The entire bundle is excellent.”
Regardless of Real Madrid’s interest, Bellingham is expected to return to England sooner rather than later.Liverpool is in need of a new midfielder as they try to rebuild their team.
Bellingham has been linked to them, but they may struggle to match the city’s financial resources.
At the beginning of the season, the Dortmund star addressed rumors regarding his future and reaffirmed his dedication to the current campaign.
He stated: “Since I initially joined, the club has done a lot for me, made me feel very welcome, and given me the chance to grow even more.
It would be disrespectful to consider the future while ignoring that. To be honest, I don’t give it much thought.”