‘Can’t afford him’: Liverpool transfer boost as rival for Bellingham signature out of the running – Fjortoft

Jan Aage Fjortoft has pointed out that Bayern Munich “cannot afford” Jude Bellingham and his current team, Borussia Dortmund, not to allow him to trade their league rivals anyway.

The Viaplay journalist shared the update on Twitter in response to a talkSPORT clip in which Stuart Pearce suggested the Englishman could follow the likes of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to a move to Munich.

It’s a positive update for Liverpool, not to mention a host of other potential suitors for the 19-year-old, as a big name is removed from the board ahead of the summer window.

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However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to celebrate and start imagining the Bellingham name on the back of our famous red shirt, as the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City have a real chance to capture their signature.

From a financial point of view, the latter two teams are certainly better equipped than Liverpool to take the hit and spend over Β£100m without restricting other deals they may need to complete in the window.

One might be inclined to argue that the addition of such generational talent should be prioritized over the prospect of replacing three corps that could depart in 2023, since James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita all have expiring contracts.

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