Liverpool dealt major Bellingham blow as budget issues resurface; move in jeopardy – Ornstein

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It’s set to be a summer where Liverpool look to improve several areas of our squad but without an unlimited budget in order to do so, this is something which does seem to be putting a possible deal for Jude Bellingham in jeopardy.

As reported by David Ornstein for The Athletic: ‘Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid appear to have emerged as the most credible destinations [for Bellingham]… as things stand — it is regarded as increasingly unlikely that Liverpool will sign Bellingham in this summer’s transfer window.

‘The 19-time English champions have probably been more heavily linked than anyone else and manager Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer. But the anticipated fee, the financial power of rival suitors and their reticence about entering a bidding war at the level expected has cast significant doubt on Liverpool’s chances.

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‘It does not mean their pursuit is off and no firm decisions have been made, although sources with knowledge of the matter think City and Real Madrid are in stronger positions at the moment….

‘Recruitment work is taking place on multiple fronts and with various options. Such factors will impact the budget and, in turn, Liverpool’s ultimate hopes of landing Bellingham’.

With growing pressure already mounting on FSG for what many perceive as a lack of investment and backing for Jurgen Klopp, failure to secure his main transfer target could be the final nail in the coffin for some fans.

The England international was never going to come to Anfield on a low fee, nor would the move happen without any competition from other interested parties but seeing us apparently struggling to complete a move before the summer has even begun – is worrying.

It does seem as though we want the move, so does the player and his club are happy to sell and that would highlight that the only possible concern would be the figure we can afford to spend.

Whether this push for investment by John Henry will be completed in time for us to increase our war chest for the summer, time will only tell.

However, it now seems we have taken a huge step back in the hunt for our No.1 transfer target and that could put our squad rebuild in major trouble.

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  1. I’ve been a Liverpool supporter all my life Bellingham will not be coming here, Liverpool have never been a rich club we had great owners and we had great back staff management team amazing player scouts that’s what made Liverpool football club but nowhere days you need rich owners because its now that money plays a big part in football, in a way its not about what you have at your club its some what about how much money your club or owners have, but Bellingham wants to go to real madrid plain and simple and the media make you think other wise.

    1. Well we can hope and dream if he goes to man city we won’t we anything for years 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  2. Sorry but we miss out Bellingham to a rival we will suffer in long run and won’t we nothing fsg sell us or fund it before it’s to late he willing to come so sign him

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