ANDWHERE CAN RING MY BELL
‘Jude Bellingham fine’ is both one of today’s most popular Google searches and how Liverpool describe their main goal of moving to midfield. The teenager’s candid comments put it in hot water with the German FA But his development at Borussia Dortmund has underscored why most clubs will sniff this summer.
Even though Liverpool now have teen academy products that can dominate Champions League games at Anfield and San Siro, Bellingham is the boy they want and the Reds are ‘leading the way’. The Daily Mirror even shed light on their master plan – and Erling Haaland is hands down involved.
Liverpool are said to use the ‘obsession’ other teams have with the Norwegian striker to push a deal with Bellingham through the back door. Dortmund reportedly want £ 90million, but Jurgen Klopp “was not put off” by this assessment of a player whose contract expires in the summer of 2025.
Kroos? Zakaira? Dembélé? Seven men who could join Liverpool in January
Given how well his last midseason loan went with a Manchester club, David Moyes couldn’t be faulted for scouring the northwest in search of reinforcements in January. News of Kurt Zouma’s absence until March, to coincide with Angelo Ogbonna’s season-ending injury, has left West Ham with only Craig Dawson and Issa Diop as specialists, senior center-halfs.
A solution could be found in Nathan Ake, him from four Premier League starts, a Champions League goal and £ 40million. The Sun describes the Dutchman as “an obvious option” given his known quality, versatility and potential availability.
Ake might also be tempted to play regularly again, with the Europa League competition and alongside Arthur Masuaku also on offer.
AIL DE NEWCASTLE
Newcastle is always a fun clusterf * ck to finish. There is talk in the Daily Mail that the club is appointing “a short-term football recruiting advisor”, akin to a sort of director of emergency football loans. And meetings have been held in the meantime to identify potential January arrivals.
Eddie Howe obviously wants Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly. Matthias Ginter, Joe Rodon and Mo Elneny will all be considered. Sven Botman from Lille is a movement considered “ambitious” but “difficult”. Which is a lot like “Look at this player we think we sign knowing we can’t sign him”.
Stoke striker Tyrese Campbell is a £ 20million goal, according to The Sun. Spanish newspaper AS believe Georginio Wijnaldum wants to return to the Premier League and Newcastle are “the first team to show interest in signing him”, with “some contacts” having already been made between the player and the former club.
They’re going to be meeting up with Shola Ameobi on a pay-as-you-go deal and it will be amazing.