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Why Borussia Dortmund may consider letting Jude Bellingham leave in the summer

With the midfielder attracting interest from major European clubs, Ballgist explains why it may be a good moment for Dortmund to cash-in on his sale.

The 19-year-old English midfielder has long been linked with a move away from the “Black and Yellow” side of the German Bundesliga, but no formal agreement has been reached with any of the interested clubs.

Though reports suggest Borussia Dortmund are confident that they can keep Bellingham, it is understood the club has placed a heavy asking price between £80m and £130m for the young playmaker.

Notably, European top clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain have all indicated their interest in recent months. However, the perception in Germany is that Bellingham might be persuaded to remain at the club for an additional year.

The midfielder is probably currently in the best form of his career and the platform Dortmund has given him can be compared to that which they gave Robert Lewandowski during his time at the club over 10 years ago. Lewandowski spent 4-years at the club before moving to Bayern Munich on a free transfer after his contract with Dortmund expired in the summer of 2014.

The deal proved to be a rather undervalued one as Dortmund was expected to have cashed in on the Polish striker earlier when he was been sought after.

With Bellingham’s contract set to run out in the summer of 2025, the onus resides on the Bundesliga club to sell the young midfielder now that several top European clubs have shown their interest in him.

Jude Bellingham is thought to earn roughly £49,000 per week, which is relatively low for a player of his caliber. On transfermarkt, he is now valued at €100.00 million, which would be a good price for such a talent if a deal could be struck.

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