Who will Liverpool aim for next best after giving up Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), who was their number one recruit?
Reporter Fabrizio Romano, who is familiar with transfer market news, released a list of candidates under the title of ‘Players Liverpool are aiming for as Bellingham substitutes’ on his YouTube channel on the 12th (Korean time).
English midfielder Bellingham is rated as one of the best midfielders in Europe at a young age and is attracting attention from big European clubs. In particular, Premier League prestigious Liverpool showed great interest in signing Bellingham.스포츠토토
Romano also explained on YouTube, “Bellingham has been a target for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City, especially Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.”
As a result, many expected that Liverpool would bring Bellingham during the upcoming summer transfer window, but many British local media reported on the 12th that “Liverpool has given up on signing Bellingham.”
Reporter Romano explained why Liverpool withdrew from the race to sign Bellingham, “Liverpool expected the Bellingham transfer fee to be up to 130 million pounds (approximately 214 billion won), so it was dropped from the recruitment race.”
“Liverpool want to sign full-backs and centre-backs as well as midfielders in the summer. It’s hard to spend a lot of money on one player,” he added.
Regarding the players to be recruited instead of Bellingham, “Liverpool will sign two or three midfielders instead of giving up Bellingham,” he said. “These will be Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replacements.”
Romano has mentioned Mason Mount (Chelsea), Matheus Núñez (Wolverhampton), Moises Caicedo and Alexis McAllister (Brighton) as candidates for the Liverpool midfielder.
Regarding Mount, who has only one year left on his contract, he explained, “Mount is a priority to sign Liverpool, but whether or not he stays will be determined by who the next Chelsea manager is.”
After sacking manager Graham Porter, Chelsea decided to sign a short-term contract with coach Frank Lampard, leaving the remainder of the 2022/23 season to coach Lampard.
“Núñez is on the transfer list, but not a priority,” he said. “Liverpool are interested in both Caicedo and McAllister and could speak to Brighton about one of them.
All of them are estimated at 20-30% of the transfer fee compared to Bellingham.