Jude Bellingham Next Club Odds: Real Madrid Ahead Of Liverpool For Summer Move
Jude Bellingham could be at the centre at one of the biggest transfer sagas in world football this summer, with betting sites anticipating several sides to be in contention for his signature.
Bellingham now looks set to stay at Borussia Dortmund this month, as evidenced by UK bookmakers switching their odds from a move in January to one in the summer.
It is not beyond the realms of possibility that the England international stays at Signal Iduna Park for one more season beyond this one.
However, the expectation is that he will be playing for a different club at the start of the 2023/24 campaign.
Which club might that be? The Premier League looks like the most likely destination, but there is interest in Bellingham from elsewhere in Europe too.
Let’s take a look at the latest betting odds before considering some of the options.
Jude Bellingham Summer Transfer Betting
Real Madrid Lead The Race For Bellingham’s Signature
Real Madrid are currently at the front of the queue to sign Bellingham, with football betting sites offering 11/8 on him ending up at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu later this year.
Madrid let Casemiro go last summer and the revamp of their midfield looks set to continue ahead of next season.
Luka Modric is nearing the end of his wonderful career and Toni Kroos is not getting any younger either, so it is no surprise that Madrid are tracking Bellingham.
The thought of lining up in that famous white shirt is still a huge draw for players, and the chance to play for the biggest club in the world no doubt appeals to the former Birmingham City man.
Liverpool Need To Freshen Up Midfield This Summer
It is no secret that Liverpool are keen to sign Bellingham at the end of the campaign, but their odds have drifted to 7/4 over the last few weeks.
The Reds look set to miss out on Champions League qualification and that would harm their chances of landing players of the Dortmund star’s calibre.
The best footballers in the world want to be playing in Europe’s top competition and Bellingham is no exception.
The Reds will hope that the England international is keen to return home, which is one thing that could work in their favour.
Liverpool’s transfer odds clearly indicate that their midfield is in need of an upgrade this summer, and Jurgen Klopp will go all-out to persuade Bellingham that Anfield is the best place for him.
Extended Dortmund Stay Cannot Be Ruled Out
It is easy to forget how young Bellingham still is. The midfielder has been playing professional football for four seasons now, yet he will not leave his teenage years behind until June.
Bellingham is an ambitious young man who has the potential to achieve plenty in the game.
But given he will still only be 20 at the end of next season, he could decide to stay put for another year.
Bellingham is Dortmund’s best player these days and any manager at Signal Iduna Park would be willing to build a team around him.
Under contract until 2025, do not rule out Bellingham remaining where he is at a price of 2/1 with Paddy Power.
Manchester City Could Still Enter Race For England Star
Manchester City are given an 8/1 shot of landing Bellingham, which suggests one thing - they are not interested in signing him.
That would be a surprise. It is easy to picture Bellingham playing under Pep Guardiola, who recently committed his future to City by signing a new deal.
Moving to the Etihad Stadium would mean the midfielder is turning out for the perennial favourites to win the Champions League each season, and he would be reunited with his former Dortmund colleague Erling Haaland.
City would also have no issues in meeting Dortmund’s financial demands for their prized asset.
If Guardiola’s side do decide to enter the race for Bellingham, you can expect their price to drop quickly.
Chelsea And Manchester United Among The Outsiders
Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are both priced at 14/1 with Betfair to sign Bellingham.
Like Liverpool, the probable absence of the Blues from the Champions League next term could be a problem, while there is not currently any indication that PSG are about to mount a bid to land the in-demand midfielder.
Manchester United and Arsenal are outside shots at 18/1, although if the latter win the Premier League title, they will become a more appealing option for high-profile players on the move.
Newcastle United, priced at 25/1 with betting apps, would no doubt love to add Bellingham to their ranks in the summer.
However, they are not quite ready to compete for the signatures of the best players in the world.
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