Manchester City bosses reportedly believe they have a key advantage over Liverpool and Real Madrid in the race to sign Jude Bellingham.
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is a long-term transfer target for Liverpool and has also been recently linked with Real Madrid. Manchester City are said to be another team struggling to secure his signature.
According to the “Sun” report, Manchester City’s top management believe that the arrival of manager Pep Guardiola will encourage Bellingham to move to the Etihad. The Spanish tactician is considered one of the finest managers in modern football.
Guardiola has led Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich as their head coach. Guardiola is also one of the few managers to win the UEFA Champions League twice, with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.
Meanwhile, Bellingham is one, if not one this The hottest prospect in world football. He has been playing for Borussia Dortmund since his move from Birmingham City in the summer of 2020.
The teenager has made 112 appearances for the Black and Yellows and is a regular starter for England. He has played in all five of the Three Lions’ matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, scoring a goal and providing an assist in each.
There are hardly any chinks in the Englishman’s armor, which is impressive considering he has yet to reach his prime as a player. Should he move to the Etihad, Bellingham could be a ready replacement for goal midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
The 32-year-old German midfielder is in the final year of his contract with Cityzens.
Jordan Henderson has praised Real Madrid and Liverpool goals during the World Cup
One of the most famous off-field stories from England’s World Cup in Qatar was Bellingham’s apparent budding friendship with Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Many Reds fans took that as a sign that the former Birmingham City midfielder could be headed to Anfield.While it’s unclear where Bellingham’s next steps will go royal house Madridhe has obtained from Liverpool captain.
In his post-match interview following England’s quarter-final win over Senegal on December 4, Henderson said (h/t talkSPORT):
“I’ve said it many times. He’s a one-off. We need to let him enjoy playing, he’s 19. He’s been unbelievable in this tournament, but [also] Been in Dortmund for a long time now. “
“He’s brought it to this Championship and hopefully he can continue to go from strength to strength and become an important player for England.”
The Three Lions make it 2-1 France In the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar.