Liverpool’s Unprecedented Offer Revealed: Overpaying for Jude Bellingham was on the Table.
the Englishman is certain to end up in Santiago Bernabeu this summer. Concurrently, this positions him as one of Real Madrid’s top earners. This makes him second only to Eden Hazard, who currently commands a remarkable £380,000 weekly wage.
Although, Liverpool expressed strong interest in securing the talented English midfielder, reports suggest they were willing to outbid competitors in their pursuit.
Nevertheless, the allure of Madrid proved irresistible to the 19-year-old prodigy. Despite fervent interest from Manchester City and Liverpool. Furthermore, Marca reports that both English clubs were prepared to offer significantly higher financial packages. Though he remained steadfast in his desire to join the Spanish giants.
Bellingham secured a wage between Hazard and Alaba, but reports suggest Liverpool’s offer could have matched or exceeded Hazard’s paycheck.
Moreover, Borussia Dortmund has acknowledged Bellingham’s impending departure in the summer. Their focus now lies on reaching an agreement on the transfer fee with Madrid. Real Madrid intends to pay approximately £87.5m to £105m (€100-120m) for the player. Whereas Dortmund anticipates receiving £122m (€140m).
What are the other likely options for the Kops after Bellingham?
Having missed out on England youth, Liverpool is now shifting their focus to alternative midfield transfer targets. Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister and Fulham’s Joao Palhinha are reportedly at the forefront of their shortlist.
Above all, The Reds have been facing a pressing need for midfield reinforcements. As their current options consist mostly of players who are either aging or too young to effectively anchor the position.
In the upcoming season, Klopp will be optimistic about the possibility of forming a fresh partnership by combining Mac Allister and Palhinha. However, Klopp also has additional candidates on his shortlist. This indicates that he is exploring multiple options for reinforcing his team.
Liverpool is linked with several other players as well. This includes Chelsea’s Mason Mount, West Ham captain Declan Rice, and Brighton prodigy Moises Caicedo. Mount’s contract will expire at the end of the season.
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