Neil Jones confirms Jude Bellingham's interest in a move to Anfield

Journalist Neil Jones has said that Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham is interested in a move to Anfield.

The Reds have been linked with the England international in recent times.

Jones has confirmed that Liverpool are interested in signing Bellingham. He further added that the 19-year-old is open to the idea of becoming a Red.

Jones told GOAL the following: "The England international will almost certainly leave Borussia Dortmund next year and, at 19 (his birthday is June 29), he represents the ultimate long-term investment, a successor to (Jordan) Henderson and the kind of player who could dominate the Reds’ midfield for a decade or longer.

"(Jurgen) Klopp is a fan (who isn’t?) but Liverpool know competition for his signature will be fierce. Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have all registered their interest, and it would be a surprise if both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich hadn’t done the same.

"A potential fee of £100m ($123m) could also prove prohibitive, especially with Bellingham likely to command a salary which would place him among the highest earners at the club if he were to join. Were he to shine at the World Cup this winter, the numbers, and the interest, will only rise.

"Liverpool’s wage structure is carefully managed – see, for evidence, the difficulty they’ve had agreeing a new deal with Mohamed Salah – so it would be interesting to see just how hard they would be willing to push for someone like Bellingham, even if it is understood the player would be more than interested in a move to Merseyside."

Anfield Watch Verdict

Bellingham is a superb talent. The midfielder is well beyond his years as a footballer.

Bellingham scored six goals and registered 14 assists in 43 appearances for Borussia Dortmund's first-team last season.

But, as Jones pointed out, plenty of clubs are interested in signing the England international. Also, Bellingham will demand a reasonable wage.

So, it won't be easy for Liverpool to acquire his services. However, you have to pay big money to sign the best players.

Only time will tell if Liverpool are to make a move for Bellingham. On another note, Liverpool will face Fulham at Craven Cottage on the opening day of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign.

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