CEO Watzke: “Dortmund won’t stand against Jude Bellingham's transfer”
Being regarded as one of the best young players in the world, Bellingham keeps attracting the attention of elite clubs such as Real Madrid and Liverpool as Dortmund's CEO admits the Bundesliga club can't afford to keep him.
The 19-year-old star is having a great season withDortmund
and has scored 8 goals in 17 games for his team. WhileJude Bellingham
is expected to feature in Gareth Southgate's final World Cup squad, he has been linked with Real Madrid and top Premier League clubs in recent months.
made it clear that Dortmund will not stand in the way of a sale with Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea all reported pursuing him.
We will hold talks when the World Cup is over. We will ask him if he wants to stay or leave,"
"But when big European clubs come, we can't afford a big fight financially."
Defending Dortmund boss
who has now gathered six points less than last season at the same stage when current RB Leipzig boss
was in charge, Watzke added:
"Marco Rose is a great coach, but we decided together to go our separate ways because some things stood in the way and somehow he never really arrived. Something was there that wasn't right. We don't know for sure ourselves.
"We are still in the Champions League, in the DFB Pokal, too. Edin is a guy who knows and loves the club, but he has a team that is still subject to too much fluctuation.
"But Terzic is doing a great job, so I'm sure we'll enjoy him for a long time to come.
"Terzic is highly regarded at BVB as a whole. I hear from everyone involved how meticulously he works. We will see great things from him.
"Jurgen Klopp fully committed himself to the club for seven years. I see parallels to Edin, who is also totally focused on the club. I also see that with Sebastian Kehl [BVB sporting director] and so it is with me."
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