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Jude Bellingham Linked to Liverpool
As a young English player whose potential seems nearly limitless, Jude Bellingham is going to have no shortage of clubs interested in bringing him on. While his contract doesn’t expire until 2025 and there’s no indication he wants to leave any time soon, many clubs will show interest nonetheless. The latest is Liverpool, who the usual suspects of tabloids have linked to Jude Bellingham.
A transfer this summer seems pretty unrealistic, and it would have to be for a monumental sum of money for BVB to consider it. According to Fabrizio Romano, BVB Sporting Director Michael Zorc shut down the rumors that Jude will be leaving this summer. Bellingham has expressed his love of Dortmund, his interest in learning German, and his passion for the fanbase, so it’s unsurprising that he isn’t interested in fleeing as quickly as possible.
Champions League Results
Bayern Munich seem to have rebounded nicely from their Mönchengladbach debacle, breezing past Benfica and into the knockout rounds. Robert Lewandowski continued his march to the Ballon d’Or with a hat trick, although he did miss a penalty in pretty hilarious fashion:
Elsewhere, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held onto his managerial position by the seat of his pants, thanks in large part to Cristiano Ronaldo. Although Atalanta largely outplayed Manchester United, Ronaldo’s stoppage time equalizer kept United within spitting distance of the knockout round:
The final match I’d like to spotlight involves Wolfsburg. The Wolves desperately needed a win against Red Bull Salzburg to keep their hopes of making the knockout round alive. Florian Kohfeldt’s side got their first win of the competition thanks to goals from Ridle Baku and Lukas Nmecha. Following this result, the table in Group Gnow looks like this:
Wolfsburg will still have two tough games against Sevilla and Lille, but they’re now tied with the former, and with wins in both games they would be guaranteed to make the knockout stage.
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Do you think that Florian Kohfeldt will right the ship at Wolfsburg and lead them to the Champions League knockout stage?