As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Liverpool, Real Madrid target Bellingham delivers BVB plans

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham insists he's happy where he is.

Bellingham is being linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid.

"The only future I think about is the next game for Dortmund," he told Ruhr Nachrichten BVB. "I look forward to next season. I look forward to it finally starting. But yes, I will be here next season and I will be ready."

The midfielder is already regarded as one of the most talented players in the German top flight and is among the most coveted young players in world football.

In addition to offering an update on his future, Bellingham reflected on his development at Dortmund, where he has benefitted massively getting regular first-team football.

"I have my destiny in my hands and I know that if I try hard and trust the people around me, I can move forward," said the teenager. "I came from England as a young talent. There was not much pressure. The first season went well. There were also matches where I sat on the bench and sometimes I did not play at all.

"I think my development this year has meant that I have played a bigger role in every game except two. I am very grateful to Dortmund for the way they have nurtured my talent.

"I think a lot of the credit goes to the coaching staff and the staff who keep the noise around me. In this way I can only focus on winning matches, because that's what I'm here for."

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free