According to a report from Telegraph, Chelsea are keen on bringing Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund to Stamford Bridge despite spending £600 million in the last two transfer windows. It is understood that Bellingham is the most exciting prospect at the moment and has garnered attention from some of the top clubs in Europe. Thus, it would take a massive fee to convince the Bundesliga club into selling him at the end of this season.
Bellingham’s Impressive Campaign With Borussia Dortmund So Far
Bellingham is enjoying an outstanding season at Dortmund as he is putting in several match-winning displays for them in the Bundesliga. The 19-year-old has scored ten goals and picked up five assists over 26 appearances for the German club this season across various competitions.
The Stourbridge-born talent has been exceptional at both ends of the field and deserves a lot of credit for averaging 2.1 shots, 1.3 interceptions, 1.0 clearances, 2.9 tackles, 1.1 key passes and 2.4 dribbles per game in the German first division. He has even been tidy when interchanging possession with his teammates after completing 82.4% of his attempted passes in the German top flight (stats via whoscored).
His current contract with Dortmund expires in the summer of 2025 and he has also had a great run with England in the World Cup recently. Hence, Chelsea will have to make an irrefutable offer if they want to win the race to land Bellingham at the end of this season.
Can Graham Potter Convince Him To Join Chelsea?
Bellingham has a solid presence in the central areas as he can make some crunching tackles to make life difficult for the opposition. He can also make a few crucial interceptions for his team and doesn’t hesitate to clear the danger when the opposition attackers are on the front foot. The 22-time England international can strike the ball with power and accuracy from a long distance and has got the vision to create some decent plays for his teammates in the final third.
At the moment, Bellingham is playing at a very high level despite his young age. He is good enough to make an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge if the Blues can engineer a move to land him at the end of this campaign.
We can expect Bellingham to add more goals and creativity to Graham Potter‘s midfield department. However, his move to Chelsea relies upon the West London club’s chances of securing a Champions League place at the end of this season. Looking at how they are languishing in the tenth position below Liverpool the chances of securing a top-four place in the Premier League seem bleak at the moment unless they turn things around. So it wouldn’t be easy fending off competition from Manchester City and Real Madrid who are also in the race to land him this summer.