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Man City tipped to beat Man United and sign £85m+ player Liverpool "need the most"

Ryan Smart

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Man City tipped to beat Man United and sign £85m+ player Liverpool "need the most"

Man City can defeat Liverpool and Man United in the race to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, according to talkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor.

Bellingham has long been linked with a move to Anfield, with the England international considered to fit perfectly into Jurgen Klopp's style of play and three-player midfield.

According to German outlet Bild, Klopp and Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, have been putting together a plan in order to sign Bellingham this summer.

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It would involve a fee of £86 million being put aside to bring the 19-year-old to Anfield. Reports from The Times earlier in October suggested Liverpool were not prepared to pay over £100m for Bellingham's services.

Meanwhile, Man City are admirers of Bellingham too - although whether they will move for the midfielder is unclear.

Before City's Champions League clash with Dortmund in Germany last week, boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for the midfielder: "This guy is something special in terms of mentality. I think he's already one of the captains of the team.

"At 19 years old, that's quite impressive.

"It's not just about goals. The whole package is really good. He's already in the national team for England, playing with them, and he's just 19 years old. That's quite impressive."

And Bild, as per BBC Sport, now claim that City have entered the race to sign the former Birmingham City midfielder.

It is a race that ex-Aston Villa forward Agbonlahor believes they could win.

Gabby Agbonlahor on Bellingham

Speaking on talkSPORT, Agbonlahor said: "Manchester United - Casemiro, Fernandes and Eriksen look good. Bellingham would help.

"But I think Liverpool need him the most. But Manchester City wouldn't surprise me if they said, 'Get out of the way, guys!'"

The former England striker also explained how City could 'spite' their Premier League rivals by signing Bellingham.

"Gundogan is 32, so he could be one that Man City look at and think, 'You know what, he's done great for us, but we can let him go and get Bellingham', he told Football Insider.

"They would spite their rivals who want him, in Liverpool, and they need him themselves, so why wouldn't they get him?

"He's going to choose Man City before Liverpool, so I could see that happening. He fits perfectly into that Man City midfield.

"Why would you let your rivals go and get the hottest young midfielder in Europe?"

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Jude Bellingham

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