Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool have Brexit boost in Jude Bellingham transfer hunt | Football | Sport


Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are set to receive a boost in their pursuit of Jude Bellingham after it emerged that Real Madrid would have to make concessions to sign the Borussia Dortmund star. Reports in Spain suggest the La Liga giants’ attempts to capture the midfielder could be complicated by Brexit red tape, giving the Premier League trio the upper hand.

Bellingham have been in sensational form so far this season, scoring nine goals in 19 games for the Bundesliga side. He became one of the youngest captains in Europe’s top five leagues after being handed the reins by head coach Edin Terzic.

Despite enjoying life in Germany, Bellingham looks likely to leave the club in the summer of 2023, with Dortmund ready to demand a fee in excess of £120m for the teenager. Chelsea and Liverpool are expected to rival any attempt by Madrid to sign Bellingham, with the Champions League winners already “in contact” with their representatives, according to Spanish outlet AS.

The report adds that Bellingham, who left Championship side Birmingham to join Dortmund as a 17-year-old in a £25million deal in January 2020, is “torn” between trying his hand at the Premier League and leave for Spain to continue their rise to become. one of the best midfielders in the world.

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But one aspect that could spoil the deal is that Carlo Ancelotti’s side face registering Bellingham as a foreign player due to his ‘non-EU’ status.

The UK’s departure from the European Union means English players must apply for work permits for EU nations and the same is true for Bellingham.

Madrid have freed up three places in their squad for non-EU players after Rodrygo and Eder Militao were granted dual citizenship. The Brazilian duo have followed Vinicius Junior in gaining Spanish citizenship after receiving the status, which will significantly boost Madrid’s plans to recruit foreign players.

It’s an issue that affected potential moves for Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus earlier this summer, with the attackers joining Chelsea and Arsenal respectively.

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And while the Spanish club would feel confident of avoiding a repeat with Bellingham now that they have space for him, it is another potential barrier their Premier League rivals need not worry about.

In addition, Los Blancos have set their budget at £100m and will not break the bank to sign Bellingham as they already have Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni ready to replace Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in the long term.

But Chelsea and Liverpool may not be deterred if it means going beyond the current British transfer record to sign the talented midfielder, while Manchester City and Manchester United are monitoring his situation.


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