The World Cup has exposed several youngsters. It has shown how some unknown quantities can operate at the highest level. The pressure to perform at the World Cup could be exhilarating, but these players have shown they are elite. With clubs now aware of the talent in these players, the scramble for their services is about to begin.
From the Netherlands to Argentina, Portugal, France, Brazil and England, these youngsters are not just the future of football. They are also the fulcrum of the present. While everything seems silent on the transfer front, it could be the quiet before the storm. Inside boardrooms, management is finalizing their next move.
Some players that have caught the eyes of many clubs include Cody Gakpo and Jude Bellingham. While Manchester United is interested in Gakpo, Bellingham has attracted the attention of some top clubs. Real Madrid is one club keen on acquiring his service, but Paris Saint-Germain has joined the fray.
PSG admit interest in Bellingham
Jude Bellingham has been showing the Bundesliga what he is capable of, with the rest of Europe unsure if he is ready for the big stage. Bellingham is proving his star quality at the World Cup as England has reached the quarter-final, where they trade tackles with the defending champions France.
Following his spectacular displays, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the Paris club is keen on the services of the former Birmingham midfielder. Despite having deep pockets, Al-Khelaifi knows that snaring the youngster would not be a walk in the park. According to the head honcho at PSG, he knows there would be an incredible fight for his signature.
In a chat with Sky Sports, Nasser Al-Khelaifi described the 19-year-old player as amazing. He claims England is lucky to have him.
Al-Khelaifi believes Bellingham is one of the best players at the World Cup. According to the PSG president, Bellingham is amazing, calm, relaxed and confident. He added that everyone wants him.
A scramble for Bellingham
There is so much noise about Barcelona midfielder Pedri, but Bellingham is the one most clubs want to have on their side. He has turned up as one of the brightest talents in football. Bellingham has shown maturity beyond his age, and his performances for England at the World Cup continue to cement his status even further.
Bellingham scored his first international goal against Iran, following it up with superb displays. Bellingham has been amazing for Borussia Dortmund, with his performances alerting the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester City. While these three clubs lead the pack interested in his signature, other top clubs have shown interest in the off chance these trio cannot get him.
Bellingham will not come cheap as he is under contract with Borussia Dortmund till 2025. Although Dortmund expects to lose the midfielder in the summer of 2023, they would get a massive price for him, with figures around the £100m mark mentioned.