Liverpool report: Reds dealt main blow as Jude Bellingham’s father holds talks with rival suitor
Liverpool have been dealt a blow of their pursuit of Jude Bellingham amid reviews that the participant’s father held talks with Actual Madrid this week.
The Reds are determined to win the race for the signature of the in-demand Borussia Dortmund (opens in new tab) midfielder this summer time.
Jurgen Klopp is eager to bolster his choices within the engine room and Bellingham has emerged as Liverpool (opens in new tab)‘s prime goal.
However Madrid (opens in new tab) could have stolen a march on the Reds, whom they’ll face within the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie subsequent week.
In line with Foot Mercato (opens in new tab), Bellingham’s dad met with Juni Calafat, Madrid’s director of worldwide soccer, at a lodge in London forward of Dortmund’s 2-0 defeat by Chelsea (opens in new tab) within the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
That means Madrid are in pole place to land Bellingham on the finish of the season, when he’s anticipated to bid farewell to Sign Iduna Park.
“With all respect for Jude and his efficiency, we’re answering these sorts of questions since he arrived (in 2020),” Terzic mentioned of Bellingham’s future earlier than the Chelsea recreation.
“Earlier than he selected to hitch us, he had alternatives to hitch the Premier League. There was a great deal of curiosity from top-flight golf equipment.
“However he selected to hitch us as a result of he is aware of it may be the proper step for him. I feel we’ve confirmed it each methods. He’s serving to us rather a lot. However we as a membership are serving to him and his profession as properly.
“We’re actually completely happy that he’s a part of our group, he’s considered one of our leaders at 19.
“He stepped into the England group as considered one of our gamers. However we all know that we’d like an excellent efficiency from him tomorrow.
“It’ll be a subject for his future, however our future now could be that we’re going to face a very robust opponent tomorrow and so we’d like him in a great way.”
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