Fabrizio Romano shares devastating transfer news that will baffle Liverpool fans

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Jude Bellingham appears to be inching ever closer to closer to completing a move to Real Madrid.

Fabrizio Romano tweeted that an agreement is ‘at final stages’ with a fee of £87m plus add-ons agreed ahead of the summer window.

Given the Merseysiders had been expecting to pay roughly £130m up front for the talented Englishman, the news will no doubt raise eyebrows (not to mention fan ire) across the globe.

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Fabrizio Romano’s update will come as absolutely no surprise to some

With certain sections of the fanbase convinced that owners FSG have little interest in advancing the club through investment, this latest batch of news will hardly serve to change their minds.

From our point of view, we’re certainly a little baffled by how Liverpool haven’t thrown their hat into the ring when it has been reported we’re already willing to pay roughly under £70m for Alexis Mac Allister.

Jude Bellingham… the one that got away for Liverpool? – (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

There’s every possibility, of course, that we’ve been reliably informed the 19-year-old would prefer a switch to the Champions League holders whose European pedigree is far from shabby.

Still, it rankles to think that Bellingham was in our range of affordability, if Romano’s update is indeed 100% accurate, and that we’ll be losing out on a once-in-a-generation player this summer.

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  1. If this is true, and Real have got him for such a low fee, then the fans will need appeasing. Not everyone is enamoured with Mac Allister. He’s not close to Bellingham’s level. Bellingham will probably be the best player in the world in a couple of years if he progresses. This feels like contempt.

      1. U never can’t tell, is Jadon Sancho better now? What if he goes and Alexis M is better?

  2. Bellingham was always a pipe dream and come on, you can’t tell me you haven’t noticed how English teams buying abroad are quoted around 30% more than the actual price they’re willing to take.
    Liverpool showed far too much interest in Bellingham which put him out of our reach, price went from £80 to £130m in the space of 3 weeks.
    If we had just kept our cards to our chest like Madrid did, until they were willing to make an offer, we may have also gotten him for £87m plus add ons.
    Imo he won’t be at Real Madrid long as looking back there isn’t many English players that last long in Spain.
    The only English player I can think of that had a decent Spanish experience was K.Trippier, all the others.. Beckham, Owen, Linekar, Bale and Jermaine Pennant flopped badly mainly due to injury

  3. My tuppence worth. I think Bellingham will be making the same mistake as Odegaard. In both cases, the fathers liked what LFC were offering and yet both went to Madrid. We will see if they follow the same path.
    Imagine if we had both Bellingham and Odegaard!!!!
    Regardless, LFC have always been able to get back up following “failures”, and we will continue to do so. The greatest club in the world.

  4. Come on folks. Remember when we lost out to Chelsea for Mo Sarah because Moreno didn’t want us to have him. We all know what happened next. Don’t believe anything that comes from the Spanish press. No story… invent one against the English.

  5. Is it me or is Bellingham to Madrid for 85 odd not the same as Haaland to Citeh for 60? Haaland actually cost them closer to 300 with agents fees and add ons etc – and he could still leave next summer. Spanish teams do this all the time – publicise a low ‘transfer’ fee to make them look like business geniuses but you’re not telling me Dortmund who valued him at 130 (according to The Athletic) are going to let him go for 85 . Was always a pipe dream – if he really wanted liverpool he could have waited a year. We get more from players who want to play for the shirt and learn from Klopp

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