Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham decided to spark some transfer speculation by pleading with Manchester City playmaker Jack Grealish to join him at the Signal Iduna Park. The pair have struck up a friendship whilst representing England on the international stage, and they could soon become teammates at club level.
Bellingham has been heavily linked with a move away from Dortmund this summer, with the Bundesliga outfit resigned to offloading their No 22 despite wanting him to extend his contract at the club. European giants Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have both been cited as potential destinations for the playmaker and are financially capable of tabling significant bids, though a return to England looks the most likely option.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and City are all desperate to secure the signature of Bellingham and patiently waiting to lodge an offer for his services. Pep Guardiola is said to be an admirer of the former Birmingham City star and reports have speculated that he would green-light a mega-money move for the playmaker.
Bellingham would link up with international teammates Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips and Grealish if he did make the move – just as the latter would like. The former Aston Villa star commented ‘come to City’ on one of Bellingham’s Instagram posts last month – and the favour has now been returned.
Following successive victories with the Three Lions, beating Italy 2-0 before cruising to a 2-0 win over Ukraine at Wembley Stadium, Grealish posted several photos from the international break with a caption that read: “Perfect week away with the boys, what a group of lads.” Bellingham then made the transfer request: “come to Dortmund x”, to the amusement of his followers.
The sought-after star has remained coy on where his future lies when quizzed on possible destinations, though Players from interested clubs are certainly doing their part for their respective outfits.