Almost three years ago, Borussia Dortmund signed the 16-year-old Jude Bellingham for a whopping 25 million euros from Birmingham City. Enough time for the Englishman to develop into one of the most sought-after players in the world of football in the ranks of BVB. The absolute European elite should hunt the 19-year-old with all means. Apparently that also applies to one of the financially strongest clubs in Europe.
With Real Madrid, Liverpool FC and Manchester City, a trio has increasingly emerged in recent weeks that should have the best chance of buying Jude Bellingham from BVB. If you believe transfer insider Gianluca Di Marzio, the aforementioned are now threatened with serious competition from Ligue 1.
Paris Saint-Germain entered the race for the BVB youngster, Di Marzio tweeted on Friday evening. Bellingham is one of the club’s top transfer targets, who will now “put the pressure on”, the transfer whisperer continued. PSG are said to have already contacted the English international
However, the post is less well received by the 1.7 million followers: PSG is “completely without a chance”, Ligue 1 is a “Mickey Mouse league” and Bellingham is “too clever to slow down his career like this”, is the majority of the comments . Other users accuse Di Marzio of simply stating the obvious, after all, only a handful of European clubs can afford Bellingham at all – there is a transfer fee of 150 million euros.
That speaks against a change from BVB to PSG
In fact, speculation about a change from Bellingham to PSG has already run rampant, also because PSG boss Nasser Al-Khelaifi has often publicly emphasized what an outstanding player the midfielder is.
If Bellingham decides, as expected, to leave BVB before his contract expires in the summer of 2025, it seems only logical that his representatives should also seek an exchange with the Parisians, but the chances of Real, Liverpool and ManCity will probably be right valued higher.
Especially since Bellingham’s career planning so far proves that he chooses his next step carefully. The club from the French capital, which is often plagued by secondary theaters of war, seems little suited to concentrate on further development at the highest level.
The last few weeks have shown that the highly praised model student Bellingham still has to work on himself: After BVB lost the chance to win the cup and FC Bayern clearly showed the limits in the fight for the German championship, Bellingham often seemed listless and muddled along his teammates and in turn received criticism.
A behavior that Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé or Neymar should hardly put up with.