World Cup 2022: Former Player Warns Arsenal Can’t Afford Bellingham

World Cup 2022: Former Player Warns Arsenal Can’t Afford Bellingham

  • Jude Bellingham is attracting interest from top European clubs with the Premier League a likely destination
  • Arsenal are rumoured to be one of the interested clubs but have been warned by a former player to back off
  • Former goalkeeper David Seaman said Arsenal cannot afford to pay the reported £130m price tag for Bellingham

England midfielder Jude Bellingham is one of the most sought after footballers in the world right now, attracting interest from the best European clubs.

The Premier League is his likely destination with Arsenal among those interested but have been told by former goalkeeper David Seaman that they cannot afford him.

Jude Bellingham, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, England, David Seaman
Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman warns the club can't afford Jude Bellingham. Photo by Stefan Matzke.
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Bellingham has seen his stock rise with his outstanding World Cup performances so far which will make it hard for Borussia Dortmund to keep him beyond the current season.

Seaman advises Arsenal to desist

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman speaking on his podcast Seaman Says on Spotify, quoted by HITC, told his former club they can't afford him.

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"I would love to see him playing in the Premier League. No doubt about it. Would Arsenal be able to afford him? I am not so sure, not with these performances in the World Cup.'' he said.

According to talkSPORT, Borussia Dortmund are hoping to sell Bellingham in the region of £130m, a player they signed for £25m from Birmingham City.

Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid are other clubs reported to be interested in signing the 19 year old but he will not leave Dortmund who are reputable talent exporters for cheap.

Ferdinand jokes at Bellingham's age

Jude Bellingham has delivered outstanding World Cup performances and his performances against Senegal forced Rio Ferdinand to joke he's not 19, as earlier reported by Sports Brief.

Ferdinand tweeted he needs to see his birth certificate due to his level of physical and football maturity that exceeds that of a teenager, though the tweet was all out of fun and admiration and nothing malicious is intended by the former England defender.

Bellingham set up Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson for the first goal in the 3-0 win over Senegal in the round of 16 match.