BUNDESLIGA - Bellingham: does BVB have a pain threshold?
Borussia Dortmund has no plans to sell Jude Bellingham next summer. This sentence is as true as it is fragile - because in truth one can only make such a decision if one is confronted with the relevant circumstances.
A look into the past also shows that BVB dealt with such cases in different ways. At Erling Haaland, for example, it quickly became clear that Dortmund would not sell. A long-term contract, the $ 75 to 100 million release clause in a year, and Haaland's infallible sportsmanship were the main reasons for the early decision from above.
Now you can hardly imagine with model professional Bellingham that he can afford similar escapades. Here other criteria will be decisive for how BVB positions itself. Is it 80, 100 or even 150 million that Manchester City or Liverpool FC will offer? What is the market for alternatives? Is Bellingham already aiming for the next leap at just 19 years of age? Can BVB offer the prospect of Champions League football in a year's time?
Either way, a real prediction is difficult. In Dortmund they are currently planning - and rightly so - longer than another year with Bellingham. However, guarantees that have already been formulated would not really be serious in view of the past.