All of Europe's top clubs are already positioning themselves to be in with a good chance of signing Jude Bellingham next summer. But apparently the expected transfer demands from Borussia Dortmund are too high for some clubs.
BVB is reportedly quite willing to give up Jude Bellingham next summer. Of course, black and yellow wouldn't close themselves off from staying there either, that's clear. But for a suitable transfer fee, according to the starting position, the midfield jewel can change.
But what does the transfer fee that Dortmund thinks look like? Again and again we hear from different directions that at least 100 million euros and rather up to 150 million euros are required. Should Bellingham say goodbye to Borussia, the transfer fee will most likely be in this range.
The fact that the Bundesliga club can generate such income is considered very realistic. The young international is simply too good and has too many prospects for such a transfer to be considered unthinkable.
However, the number of interested parties seems to be getting smaller at the moment. A few days ago it was already rumored that Manchester United had prematurely dropped out of the Bellingham race. However, the Red Devils were not considered favorites anyway and had rather small outsider chances.
But now Real Madrid seems to be looking for other alternatives. At least that's what the Spanish Marca reported (via fussball.news). While it's not a complete departure from a potential signing, as is the case with United, Los Blancos don't seem to be putting too much focus on the BVB youngster - at least not at the moment.
According to the report, this is due to the transfer requirement. It is said that such a commitment would jeopardize the club's financial stability. After all, the salary and other bonus payments would also have to be added.
Real has a fundamental interest in Bellingham, but according to the current status, they would refrain from a transfer. He would currently be "on the edge of the impossible".
Accordingly, Liverpool FC is and remains the favorite for the commitment of the 19-year-old, who can also show good performances at the World Cup. In the meantime, a clear trend is said to have developed that speaks for the Reds (90min reported).
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Due to the fee: Next Bellingham prospect before the jump? released.