Manchester City Leading Race to Sign Jude Bellingham
According to sources, Manchester City are the front-runners to sign the skilled England midfielder, Jude Bellingham, who previously was a target for Liverpool. The Premier League champion’s proactive approach to transfer deals has reportedly impressed Borussia Dortmund, and they are now growing confident of landing the 19-year-old midfielder.
City’s quest for a new midfielder stems from their concerns over the long-term futures of Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan, whose contract will expire in June this year. The deal for Bellingham is expected to surpass £130 million, and although Dortmund is still holding out for one more season, City remains optimistic they can land the coveted teenager.
Bellingham, who was recently named ESPN’s best male player under 21 years old, is an excellent player with exceptional skills on the pitch, which has earned him interests from several European big names. Real Madrid is still keen on him, while Manchester United is also keeping an eye, but City appears to have the edge.
If City secures a deal for Bellingham, they would want it completed before Pep Guardiola’s team departs for their pre-season tour. Moreover, Bellingham’s Dortmund teammate and fellow Etihad target, Erling Haaland, and England teammate Jack Grealish are both eager for him to join them at the Manchester club.
With Tottenham’s Harry Kane also rumored to be close to signing for the Manchester giants, and Ruben Dias yearning to extend his stay at City, the new season looks set to be an exciting one for Pep Guardiola’s team.
City is determined to remain competitive in the transfer market as they attempt to extend their reign as Premier League champions. Their pursuit of Jude Bellingham is another example of their foresight, and the club hopes the coveted teenager can help them compete domestically and in Europe.
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