Carragher advises Liverpool to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham
Old legend Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to sign Borussia Dortmund starlet Jude Bellingham at all costs. Carragher suggested that Liverpool should start to focus on signing the England midfielder in the summer transfer window. Bellingham will cost Liverpool around Â£ 90million and stiff competition from other Premier League giants.
The 18-year-old box-to-box midfielder continues to grow as a future since his rise in German football last season. The former Birmingham academy graduate has been in sensational form for the Bundesliga giants this season. He has scored 3 goals and assisted 5 in 16 league appearances this season to keep his side alive in the title race. Dortmund are just 6 points behind leaders Bayern Munich and will go strong until Matchweek 34 to end the Bavarians’ winning streak.
Jamie Carragher urges Liverpool to choose Bellingham:
It’s no secret that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking for a next-gen midfielder in the upcoming summer transfer window. Liverpool lost Georginio Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain in a free transfer last summer and are moving into the current season without any replacement.
Liverpool could also lose 36-year-old James Milner, whose contract expires after six months. Skipper Jordan Henderson turns 32 next summer, so investing big in a generation-defined midfielder will be a priority for the Reds over the next summer.
Liverpool have already identified a few targets and sent scouts to monitor their progress. Another prospect Liverpool is very interested in is Barcelona star Gavi. AS Monaco midfielder AurÃ©lien Tchouameni is also on the Reds’ radar. Former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool should focus on Jude Bellingham next summer.
Jude Bellingham & the summer window looks good on me! https://t.co/nwCZjtXge0
– Jamie Carragher (@ Carra23) January 8, 2022
Dortmund sold another England sensation, Jadon Sancho, to Manchester United last summer for Â£ 77million. Star striker Erling Haaland is also on leave this summer when his Â£ 64million release clause is activated in the summer. Dortmund failed to keep the Signal Iduna Park young prospects and that proves a major difference between them and Bayern Munich.
Bellingham has already made 10 appearances for the Three Lions and was part of the recently concluded Euro 2020 setup. It will therefore cost Â£ 90million minimum, almost twice to Gavi and Tchouameni, but the Reds will benefit from having a native player in their midfield. Liverpool are also feeding youngsters Harvey Elliot and Curtis Jones with consistent first-team rotation chances.