Kevin Hatchard says Jude Bellingham is ‘fed up’ and ‘frustrated’ at recent transfer speculation surrounding the Liverpool, Real Madrid and Chelsea transfer target.
The Bundesliga football expert added that he was in Germany over the weekend and he spoke to a few people about the Borussia Dortmund star and his future.
The 19-year-old is a well-documented target of elite teams across Europe and he is expected to secure a transfer away from the club in the summer.
From Steven Gerrard stating that he is willing to play his part in helping Bellingham move to Merseyside to the lure of playing for the current European Cup holders.
Many tactics will be deployed to sign one of the hottest properties in world football today.
Kevin Hatchard feels he fits into Real Madrid’s ever-growing midfield, whilst he also thinks Jurgen Klopp can play his part in persuading the England international to join, as he told Transfer Talk on Sky Sports.
“I am not surprised, no (that Bellingham won’t sign a new deal at Dortmund),” said Hatchard. “I was in Germany this weekend. I spoke to a few people connected with Dortmund.
“I think there was hope, for quite a while, that maybe he will say. Obviously, if Dortmund doesn’t receive the offer, they deem is the right offer, then he will stay because he is under contract. I don’t think he is the type of guy that would stamp his feet and force a move. But there is pessimism about him staying beyond this window. He won’t go in this window.
“What I was told is that it’s getting to him a little. He is fed up with all the speculation. He’s frustrated. He just wants to focus on his football. It’s very important to him that he is a leader for this Dortmund team. He’s captained the team.
“He could play anywhere. Real Madrid it makes sense because they have been trying to future-proof their midfield. At Liverpool, there is that emotional link. Jurgen Klopp, I am sure, will be able to work on him, in that regard.”
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL
Before that Bellingham talk can start, the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea need to sort themselves out on the pitch.
Over the weekend, they faced off as two mid-table sides and performed like two mid-table teams, as they shared the spoils at Anfield.
It’s very likely that at least one, if not both of them, will be missing out on Champions League football for next season, which would be a body blow to all.
If you can’t get that over the line, then you are already on the backfoot when you get to the negotiating table when trying to sign Bellingham in the summer.