Jude Bellingham is Man Utd’s No.1 Transfer Target, Says Sky Sports Journalist

Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg reports that Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham is Manchester United’s number one transfer target for 2023.

Plettenberg says the Red Devils have scouted the young midfielder a lot and expect him to cost €150m. He adds that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants the highly rated midfielder in 2023.

However, Plettenberg also adds that Manchester United’s chances of signing Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund are slim due to the competition they will face from Liverpool and Manchester City for the 19-year-old’s services and financial fair play.

In another tweet, Plettenberg also said that Liverpool are optimistic of landing Bellingham in 2023, with the Reds midfielder being the main target. Jurgen Klopp is interested in signing Bellingham, while Liverpool also want to invest in the summer.

Jude Bellingham is one of the best prospects in Europe

Jude Bellingham is one of the best prospects in Europe
Jude Bellingham is one of the best prospects in Europe

Bellingham is one of the best promises in European football. He is currently at Borussia Dortmund and joined the German team in 2020.

Since he signed for Dortmund, he has established himself as one of the key pieces of the German club. He has so far made 110 appearances for Dortmund and has also amassed 19 goals for the Bundesliga side.

Bellingham signed a new contract at Dortmund in 2021, and his current contract with the German team runs until 2025. He can play in a multitude of positions in the midfield department.

Bellingham has appeared in 20 games in all competitions for Dortmund so far in the 22/23 season. He has racked up nine goals in those appearances, an impressive tally for a midfielder. He has also registered two assists for Dortmund this season.

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Manchester United and Liverpool are not the only teams linked to Bellingham. Chelsea and Manchester City are also rumored to be interested in sealing a move for the England midfielder. It has also been linked to Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Bellingham has also featured for the England national team. He made his senior England debut in November 2020, coming on as a substitute in their 3–0 win over the Republic of Ireland in a friendly match.

Bellingham has so far made 17 appearances for the England senior team. He was also part of England’s squad for Euro 2020, where the Three Lions reached the final. However, England lost to Italy on penalties after a 1–1 draw at the end of extra time.

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