The poker around BVB star Jude Bellingham remains exciting. After Liverpool FC and Jürgen Klopp recently dropped out of the race for the young star, Manchester City and Real Madrid are the top favorites to sign the Englishman.
According to “Mirror”, Manchester City should even be in “pole position”.
The club has spent a lot of money on players like Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish and Ruben Dias in recent years. The sales of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Leroy Sané and Ferran Torre also brought almost 450 million pounds into the Skyblues’ coffers, according to the reasoning.
Financially, Manchester City are accordingly probably no limits. The fact that Manchester City is currently said to be favorites against Bellingham can still be seen as a surprise.
BVB star Bellingham doesn’t want to go to Manchester City at all?
Most recently, “Sport Bild” reported that the BVB star could not imagine moving to a “sheikh or billionaire’s club”. Clubs like Man City, Chelsea or Paris Saint-Germain would see Bellingham as “unattractive and soulless”.
However, it should come as no surprise that Pep Guardiola’s side would like to sign Jude Bellingham. Kalvin Philips, who joined the Citizens from Leeds United for over €40m last summer, does not feature at all and could potentially be sold again.
In addition, the departure of city captain and national player Ilkay Gündogan is becoming more and more concrete. The ex-BVB player is said to be moving to FC Barcelona after seven years in England. Bellingham could fill the gap that is likely to arise in the Skyblues’ midfield.
Although staying in Dortmund should also be an option, this is likely to be the most unlikely. The 19-year-old came to BVB from Birmingham City in the summer of 2020 and has developed into one of the best central midfielders in the world in record time.