Borussia Dortmund have ‘secret plan’ to keep Jude Bellingham at the club
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Borussia Dortmund have reportedly devised a secret plan in their bid to keep Jude Bellingham at the club.
Since moving to Germany from Birmingham, the 19-year-old sensation has developed into one of the finest midfielders in world football.
As a result, Bellingham is now a target for many clubs around the globe, including the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United.
According to German news outlet Bild, Dortmund are ready to up their efforts to keep Bellingham at the Signal Iduna Park.
It has been reported that the German club’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl is looking to invite Bellingham and his father into his office to discuss a new deal.
Bild reported that Dortmund could offer the Englishman a mega wage increase to £13 million per season, which will make Bellingham the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
It is believed that the proposed new deal will include a release clause of £131 million.
However, it was also reported that a summer exit for Bellingham is ‘much more likely’ due to the fact that many big clubs are ready to ‘try everything’ to lure him away.
Bellingham impressed again during the latest international break, drawing plaudits from former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard.
He told Channel 4: “I never had that power until 22 or 23, he's more physically developed. He's more confident on the ball. I'm not just being modest. He's further on than where I was at the same age.
“He's in a fantastic place and he needs to keep playing well.”
Bellingham was quick to praise Gerrard in return, he said: “The things Stevie could do, the way he could carry a team - I've said it multiple times, I follow your game.
“I think there is so much I have got to learn. The way I want to be is win the game at both ends, as a 6, 8 and 10. I want to create chances and do a bit of everything.
“You have the best chance with the guys in that (England) changing room, I am like a sponge at the moment.”
Where will Bellingham play next season? Only time will tell.
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