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Bellingham’s replacement, an Englishman, is a target for Liverpool

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Liverpool is rumor to have set their sights on England man Jude Bellingham’s as a possible replacement for. Georginio Wijnaldum, who left the club for. Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2021. However, recent reports suggest that the Reds are also looking at an alternative option in the form of a Croatian midfielder, Marcelo Brozovic.

Bellingham, who currently plays for German club Borussia Dortmund, has been in excellent form since moving from Birmingham City in the summer of 2020. The 18-year-old has established himself as a key player for both Dortmund and the. England national team, and his performances have attracted the attention of some of Europe’s top clubs.

While Liverpool is said to be interest in signing Bellingham’s, the teenager’s asking price could prove to be a stumbling block. Dortmund is reportedly looking for a fee in the region of £80 million for the midfielder. Which could be too steep for Liverpool, who are still feeling the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is where Brozovic comes in as a possible alternative option for the Reds. The 28-year-old midfielder currently plays for. Inter Milan and has been a regular in the Bellingham’s national team for several years. Brozovic has a wealth of experience at the highest level. Having won the Serie A title with Inter last season and played in the 2018 World Cup final with Croatia.

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Who is Bellingham’s replacement

Brozovic is a versatile midfielder who can play in a variety of positions across the midfield. He is known for his technical ability, passing range, and defensive work rate. Brozovic could be an ideal replacement for Wijnaldum, who was a key player for Liverpool in the midfield.

Reports suggest that Liverpool is not the only club interested in. Brozovic, with Premier League rivals Arsenal also said to be monitoring the midfielder’s situation. However, Liverpool could have an advantage in the race to sign Brozovic, as the Bellingham’s is said to be keen on a move to Anfield.

If Liverpool were to sign Brozovic, it would be a shrewd piece of business by the club. The Croatian would bring a wealth of experience to the. Liverpool midfield and would provide cover and competition for the likes of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and Thiago Alcantara. Brozovic’s versatility would also allow Liverpool to switch up their midfield tactics and play different formations depending on the opposition.

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