Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham has long been on the wish list of top European clubs, including Liverpool. BVB does not want to give up the English national player, who made friends with a Reds professional in the World Cup quarters. Managing Director Carsten Cramer made that clear once again.

    Jude Bellingham and Trent Alexander-Arnold appear to be inseparable these days. The two national players live in a very small space in their Qatar World Cup quarters, but also spend time together outside of training work.

    After the Three Lions made it through to the World Cup Round of 16, the midfielder and right-back went on a short trip. “Walk through Doha with my brother,” Alexander-Arnold shared with his followers. Bellingham responded to the post with a heart emoji.

    Quite a few fans on the net see the new friendship between Dortmund and Liverpool as an indication that both could not only play together in the national team in the future. According to “Sky”, the transfer next summer is already the top priority for the club around team manager Jürgen Klopp. Apparently well over 100 million euros would have to be spent to buy Jude Bellingham out of his contract with BVB, which runs until 2025.

    BVB CEO Cramer: “Don’t expect any gifts”

    At BVB, meanwhile, the situation is still relaxed. An interview that “Viet Nam News” with Dortmund’s managing director Carsten Cramer on the sidelines of the Asia tour. As an expert in the areas of marketing and internationalization, Cramer does not have too much insight into player transfers, but should still make an assessment.

    Cramer then confessed that Dortmund – mainly because of ex-coach Klopp – had “a great deal of sympathy for Liverpool”. “We still have a good relationship with Jurgen and many others in Liverpool, so for me it’s also my favorite club in the Premier League.” Then the BVB boss followed with a view of Bellingham: “But don’t expect us to give gifts to Liverpool.”

    Black and yellow are “glad to have him 100% on board and the longer Jude plays with us, the better”. His managing director colleague Hans-Joachim Watzke had revealed before the World Cup that they would sit down with the shooting star after the tournament to discuss the future.