The current situation
Don Hutchison, a former Liverpool midfielder, expressed his disbelief at his old club’s decision to not pursue the signing of Jude Bellingham this summer. The Liverpool and Bellingham deal that people looked forward to would not come true any time soon .
Real Madrid has closed the deal with Jude Bellingham . Liverpool has made the decision not to pursue Bellingham this summer as a result of financial considerations . The club is prioritizing financial prudence and ensuring the availability of funds for other transfers . Liverpool has other targets that better fit their budget and squad rebuilding plans . The decision reflects the club’s strategic approach to player recruitment and financial sustainability . Fabrizio Romano tweeted
“Real Madrid & Jude Bellingham
Deal was never going to be signed this week to respect BVB in title race.
Agreement at final stages for €100m plus add-ons, key new contacts next week.
Personal terms agreed in April over long term deal, no doubts. Step by step”
Anfield Watch, a Liverpool news account, shared a post and expressed clear frustration with his former club. He wrote
” Incredible really. Sell 2/3 players or offer in exchange and the price would have been even lower. It’s Madness from Liverpool not to be in the race….”
Liverpool and Bellingham deal
Naturally, Liverpool’s decision to withdraw may not have been solely based on the price . However, the explanation provided was that the funds required for a broader squad and rebuilding effort made Bellingham’s acquisition unaffordable .
Another factor that influenced Liverpool’s decision to move on was their reluctance to engage in a bidding war. With the need to bring in signings quickly, they couldn’t afford uncertainty regarding a significant portion of their budget.
Bellingham at the end chose Real Madrid . The Spanish got a hand of the deal before Liverpool and made their promises with the player . This is not the first time where a player was grabbed from Liverpool’s hands . Although they have let gone of the deal , the pain of losing would still hurt .