Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic is urging Jude Bellingham to turn down Real Madrid and Liverpool to stay in Germany, instead of following in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland
- Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic is urging Jude Bellingham to stay at the club
- The England star is attracting interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool
- The 19-year-old has also held talks with the Bundesliga outfit
Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic is urging Jude Bellingham to reject Liverpool and Real Madrid’s interest in staying in Germany.
England midfielder Bellingham has been the subject of high-profile interest from a number of clubs across Europe, with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool thought to be among the front-runners for the youngster’s services. .
The 19-year-old has also reportedly held talks with the Bundesliga side about his next move since returning from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic has urged Jude Bellingham to reject Liverpool and Real Madrid
Dortmund have sold key players such as Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland in the past two summers and will be hoping to avoid three consecutive summers in which they have been forced to sell.
Boss Terzic is eager for Bellingham to buck that trend to stay at the club and help push them, rather than leave.
‘I believe we have to work with these young people for one more year,’ Terzic told The Athletic.
Bellingham’s 19-year-old midfielder is attracting interest from a number of high-profile clubs
‘In my first season [as interim manager]I put Jadon, Jude and Erling on the pitch, but that was their only year together.
‘That’s also because of COVID-19 and empty stadiums, there are financial considerations.
‘But if we get to the point where that trio has been around for two or three years, we might break the mold.’
Dortmund sold Jadon Sancho (right) and Erling Haaland (back, left) in the last two summers
Bellingham’s current contract runs until the end of the 2024-25 season, but the possibility has grown that he is on his way out of Signal Iduna Park.
The midfielder has nine goals and three assists in 22 appearances for the club – captaining the side at times along the way – and he also scored England’s opening World Cup goal against Iran in Qatar.
Bellingham will return to action for the first time since impressing at the World Cup this weekend, when the Bundesliga resumes following their extended winter break.