Dortmund value Manchester United target Jude Bellingham at £131.6m
The 19-year-old is undeniably one of the most-coveted talents across European football and he is likely to dominate the transfer headlines in next summer’s window.
The Red Devils were unable to sign the former Birmingham City wonderkid when he left St Andrew’s in July 2020, as the England international opted to move to Germany instead of signing for the twenty-time league champions.
With Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland leaving Dortmund in the last two summer transfer windows, Bellingham could be the next Dortmund prized asset to leave for pastures new having had three years in Germany.
Dortmund value Jude Bellingham at £131.6m
The 15-time England international, who has all the attributes and qualities to be a generational talent, is likely to be the subject of interest from every top side across Europe.
But such is the fee Dortmund are reportedly demanding, it may only be certain clubs that can afford to sign the Rolls-Royce of a midfielder.
The Athletic report that Dortmund, who bought him for an initial fee of £25million, rising to £30million, intend to offer their number 22 improved terms in the hope he will sign a contract extension and continue his burgeoning development in Germany.
However, if Bellingham does push for a move next summer, Dortmund are adamant he is valued at around €150million (£131.6m). That would make him the most expensive British footballer in history.
Unlike with City’s acquisition of Haaland, Bellingham, like Sancho, doesn’t have a release clause inserted in his deal which strengthens Dortmund’s hand.
Erik ten Hag may have signed Christian Eriksen and Casemiro to bolster our midfield this summer.
But missing out on Bellingham for a second time would be a crushing blow. Bryan Robson thought Manchester United were going to sign the former Blues starlet before he opted to head for Signal Iduna Park.
The all-action midfielder, who has got it all and more, could spearhead our midfield for over a decade.
But we have to qualify for next season’s Champions League to give ourselves another chance of landing one of the most exciting prospects on the planet.