Borussia Dortmund apparently has a quartet in mind from which the possible successor to Jude Bellingham should come. As transfer expert Rudy Galetti reports, BVB is dealing with former Bayern professional Renato Sanches (PSG), Belgian Youri Tielemans (Leicester City), Manu Koné from Borussia Mönchengladbach and ex-Borusse Ilkay Gündogan, who is under contract with Manchester City .
Bellingham is currently considered one of the most interesting players in world football, staying in Dortmund beyond the summer seems at least questionable. Real Madrid and Liverpool FC in particular are traded as favorites to sign the 19-year-old midfielder, although the Reds are in acute danger of missing out on the Champions League places due to their crisis in form.
While BVB would of course love to keep the Englishman, there are apparently already considerations in the background as to how Bellingham could be replaced. A sale of Bellingham would probably bring well over 100 million euros into the coffers, the four candidates named by Galetti would all cost significantly less. Gündogan and Tielemans would even be available for free in the summer.
The Portuguese Sanches (25), who was once unable to meet the high expectations at Bayern and will go down in club history as a bad buy, has been playing in Paris since last summer, but is used there almost exclusively as a joker. Koné (21) and Tielemans (25) are regulars at their clubs, and the Belgian has even captained the Foxes several times this season. Gündogan, who has made himself indispensable in Pep Guardiola’s star ensemble, is even a regular captain.
The national player appeared in 157 competitive games for BVB between 2011 and 2016 and won the double under Jürgen Klopp in 2012. He then became English champion four times with the Cityzens.
Bellingham’s contract with BVB runs until 2025, and according to reports there is no exit clause.