Journalist says if Liverpool would rather sign Mbappe or Bellingham

Liverpool are reportedly prioritizing signing Jude Bellingham over the potentially available Kylian Mbappe next year.

That’s according to journalist Ben Jacobs. Speaking to The Football Terrace, Jacobs said that in a choice between Mbappe or Bellingham, Liverpool would likely go for the midfielder.

“Given that Liverpool want Jude Bellingham, they won’t get Jude Bellingham and Kylian Mbappe financially, and I think Bellingham will be Liverpool’s priority over Kylian Mbappe at this stage,” he said.

The reporter also gave a positive update in this regard. Jacobs said if Real Madrid were to enter the race for Mbappe as planned, it could potentially pave the way for Liverpool to land at Bellingham.

“From Real Madrid’s point of view, if they get Mbappe, they may not get Bellingham either. So ironically, if Liverpool want Bellingham, just like Real Madrid, then Real want Mbappe, if the “opportunity arises to get Mbappe, you may find that gives Liverpool a clearer path to Bellingham. But there is so much interest in him that either way it will be an open race,” said he declared.

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Cooler heads should prevail at Anfield

In theory, that would make sense. There’s really no way either club can afford both Mbappe and Bellingham.

But then again, Madrid is not just any other club. Their president, Florentino Perez, would no doubt absolutely love to sign two of the best young players in football.

From a financial point of view, it seems impossible. But making the impossible a reality is Mr Perez’s specialty in the transfer market.

For Liverpool, it is not feasible. Getting one of them over the line seems a bit of a stretch, even for the Reds.

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If it’s one or the other, it’s got to be Bellingham. Mbappe would be a huge statement from Liverpool and it looks like the Frenchman is open to the idea of ​​the move.

But the Liverpool midfielder is their problem. They’ve been crying out for a quality new player in the middle of the park for too many years already.

If rumors are to be believed, this is partly down to a desire to sign Bellingham next summer. It would be quite a big move for Liverpool to rip that up and throw the funds at Mbappe instead.

For other owners, it may seem like something that could happen. It’s FSG though, cooler heads usually prevail in the market. The Bellingham deal has been going on for years, he has to be the main target no matter what.

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