Jude Bellingham’s Future at Borussia Dortmund Uncertain as Premier League Giants Eye Move
Jude Bellingham’s future at Borussia Dortmund has been the subject of much speculation since he joined the club in 2020. The 19-year-old midfielder has been in sensational form this season, both in the Bundesliga and at the World Cup, and has attracted interest from several top clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite the interest from these clubs, Dortmund boss Edin Terzic is keen to keep Bellingham at the Signal Iduna Park. “With all respect for Jude and his performance, we are answering these kinds of questions since he arrived (in 2020),” Terzic said. “Before he chose to join us, he had opportunities to join the Premier League. There was loads of interest from top-flight clubs. But he chose to join us because he knows it can be the perfect step for him. I think we’ve proven it both ways. He’s helping us a lot. But we as a club are helping him and his career as well.”
Terzic believes that Bellingham can continue to develop at Dortmund and become one of the best midfielders in the world. “We are really happy that he’s part of our team, he’s one of our leaders at 19,” Terzic said. “He stepped into the England team as one of our players. But we know that we need a good performance from him tomorrow. It’ll be a topic for his future, but our future now is that we’re going to face a really tough opponent tomorrow and so we need him in a good way.”
Bellingham’s teammate and former Liverpool star Emre Can also praised the young midfielder’s talent but said that he and his family would have to decide what is best for his future. “He’s a world-class talent, everybody knows his potential,” Can said. “Jude has to know himself what he is doing. It’s difficult to say what is best for him. He and his family have to decide that.”
Dortmund beat Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash, with Bellingham controlling the midfield and putting in a man-of-the-match performance. The second leg takes place on March 17, and Dortmund will be hoping that Bellingham can help them secure a place in the quarter-finals.
Dortmund have not reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League since the 2016/17 season, but with Bellingham in their side, they have a real chance of making it this year. The young midfielder has been one of the standout performers in Europe this season, and his performances have not gone unnoticed by some of the biggest clubs in the world.
It remains to be seen where Bellingham will be playing next season, but one thing is for sure: he has a bright future ahead of him. Whether he stays at Dortmund or moves on to pastures new, he will undoubtedly continue to develop into one of the best midfielders in the world.