Jude Bellingham is one of the most sought-after footballers in the world right now, with all eyes on where he will decide to play next season. While there are a number of potential destinations, staying at Borussia Dortmund is not a ridiculous suggestion. Bellingham has the potential to become captain next season and is an automatic pick for the team. Dortmund are one of Europe’s biggest clubs and are almost certain to be in next season’s Champions League.
Manchester City are also interested in Bellingham, but the pressure to perform every week is intense. Real Madrid are another potential destination, as they have a wealth of experience in their midfield with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. However, BBC Sport understands that Real do not want to spend more than £70m on Bellingham.
Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle are all potential destinations for Bellingham, with each club offering something different. Manchester United and Newcastle offer the chance to be a central figure in a push towards a higher level, while Chelsea need to get rid of quite a few of their current squad to avoid financial fair play punishment. Arsenal have Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard in their midfield, but Bellingham could still fit in.
Liverpool had been linked with Bellingham since he was a young player, but have now decided to cool their interest due to the high price tag of £100m plus. This has caused frustration among fans, who are questioning the club’s transfer policy and strategy going forward. Ultimately, it is up to Bellingham to decide where he will play next season, but whichever team he chooses will be getting one of the best young players in the world.