Jamie Carragher has told Jude Bellingham why he should link up with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool instead of signing for one of their Premier League rivals, such as Manchester United or Chelsea.
Bellingham is the subject of one of the fiercest transfer battles in European football right now. He is shining for both Borussia Dortmund and England, putting almost all of Europe’s top clubs on his trail.
The likes of Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and Man City want him from the Prem. Elsewhere, there is interest from Spanish titans Real Madrid.
Recent reports suggest Dortmund hope to keep Bellingham for a little bit longer and are planning to offer him a contract extension. His current terms expire in summer 2025.
However, Dortmund will find it incredibly hard to prevent the midfielder from going elsewhere at the end of the season. He knows he has the ability and mentality to star for one of the biggest sides in Europe. And such teams are willing to spend over £100million to land him.
Liverpool and Real are thought to be the two frontrunners to complete a deal with Dortmund. But do not rule out the financial power of Chelsea or the lure of Man Utd just yet.
During an appearance on Sky Sports, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has discussed Bellingham’s future and potential next move.
He has given the teenager the biggest reason yet why he should choose Jurgen Klopp’s side, saying winning trophies at Anfield is one of the best experiences you can get as a footballer.
England ace ‘a special talent’, says Jamie Carragher
“[It] would be massive for Liverpool if they could get Jude Bellingham, but I think it will be massive for any club. I think he’s a special talent,” Carragher said.
“He’s been talked about at Liverpool for a while. And I think that’s one of the reasons why Liverpool didn’t buy a midfield player last summer, because a lot of their eggs were in this basket of thinking Jude Bellingham would be available this summer. So I imagine there’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes.
“As I said, no decision has been made, he’s probably got lots of options because he’s a top player.
“What I would say to him is if he comes to Liverpool and it goes well, there’s no way better to win at Liverpool than anywhere else. It’s special.”
Bellingham has a few factors to consider when deciding on his next destination, and winning trophies will certainly be one of them.
Liverpool have done this in recent years. Trophies such as the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup have come under Klopp. They might not be at their best right now, but Bellingham could help them get back to the very top.
Liverpool fans provide incredible support and will turn up in their thousands to see the players on a trophy parade. Perhaps this is what Carragher is speaking about.
Bellingham also needs to decide on the team where he can continue his development the best. Klopp has a good track record with young players so will be high up in Bellingham’s thinking.
This is the one aspect which may hold Real back. They already have top young midfielders such as Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni in their squad, plus experienced stars like Luka Modric, Fede Valverde and Toni Kroos. Carlo Ancelotti’s plethora of midfield options could prevent Bellingham from becoming the main man in midfield.
Liverpool will be hoping this results in Bellingham choosing them, which would end an eventful transfer chase.
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