Manchester United have learned what it would take to acquire Jude Bellingham after the club failed in their first attempt to sign the player before he left for Germany.
The Borussia Dortmund wunderkind is on the radar of a number of Europe’s top clubs, including United and bitter rivals Liverpool, who could be set for a summer showdown in the hunt for the player.
Real Madrid are also said to see Bellingham as the final piece in their midfield rebuild after they already acquired Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni.
However, the current La Liga giants and European champions have taken a huge hit in the way of Bellingham’s reported price being slapped by Dortmund.
According to A Bola, Madrid could fall short in their efforts to sign the 19-year-old due to the high price that Dortmund demands to let the player go.
A Bola reports: “The price set by Raphael Guerreiro’s club could be prohibitive for the Merengues’ coffers. ”
Dortmund will only agree to sell the English international (17 games for the Three Lions team) for 150 million euros.
Bellingham has a contract with Dortmund until June 2025, where he has played since 2020/21, when he arrived from Birmingham.
This price, as indicated by A Bola, would effectively rule Madrid and probably Liverpool too out of Bellingham’s highly coveted services.
Like the other two clubs, this is what United will probably have to shell out to get their man.
In the past, United have not shied away from spending a lot of money on players if there is a star player who aligns with a need within the manager’s squad.
The Red Devils are in desperate need of a midfielder, especially with Frenkie de Jong proving elusive. Bellingham would fit the bill spectacularly and be a worthwhile investment not only now but for years to come.
It will be interesting to see if the Glazers sanction such a massive transfer.
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