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Manchester United considering making a second attempt to sign Real Madrid target



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Prior to Jude Bellingham’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2020, Manchester United had made a big move to try and lure him to Old Trafford.

The teenager was given a full tour of the club’s facilities and met with the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, as the Red Devils spared no efforts in trying to convince him to join. But, in the end, Bellingham chose Dortmund, where has thrived endlessly.

Now widely regarded as one of the best young midfielders in the game, the 19-year-old has further enhanced his reputation on the back of a stunning run at the FIFA World Cup 2022 with England, where he was one of the Three Lions’ best players during their quarter-final run.

Heading into next year, Bellingham is all set to spark a transfer war as several top clubs across the continent are pushing to sign him. Real Madrid have been working behind the scenes to sign the teenager for a while now, but face intense competition from Liverpool.

At the same time, Manchester City are also said to be keen on the 19-year-old. And now, according to Manchester Evening News, Manchester United could be open to making a second attempt at signing Bellingham next summer.

The report suggests that the staff at Old Trafford see the teenager as the ideal fit to play the box-to-box role that they had envisioned Paul Pogba playing. And manager Erik ten Hag is said to have been closely following Dortmund’s matches to assess his performances.

So, the door is not closed on another possible try to sign Bellingham. However, given the intense competition for places, pulling off a move could be difficult for Manchester United.

After all, as things stand, they are not counted among the elite teams in Europe despite their history. And with clubs like Real Madrid and Liverpool vying for his signing, the chances of Bellingham choosing Old Trafford appear slim.

In fact, recent reports have even suggested that the 19-year-old and his family could be leaning towards a move to Liverpool, which means Los Blancos also run the risk of missing out on Bellingham, who could cost upwards of €100 million next summer.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano



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According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.

After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.

The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.

A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.

Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.

But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.

At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.

However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.

For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.

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