Paddy Kenny is “certain” Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham will join Liverpool next summer.
The former Leeds United stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, can’t see the midfielder joining any other club.
On Saturday (23 July), Football Insider revealed that Liverpool are making progress in their bid to sign Bellingham, 19, as they lay the groundwork for a sensational deal.
Jurgen Klopp has made no attempt to hide his admiration of the England international, who has established himself as one of Dortmund’s star players since his arrival in July 2020 from Birmingham City.
Kenny is certain Bellingham will be Liverpool’s main signing during the 2023 summer window following constant links over the last 12 months.
“It’s looking like he will sign for Liverpool and what a signing it would be by the way,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“If Dortmund aren’t willing to sell him yet then I’m sure, because he is that good, Liverpool are prepared to wait another 12 months to get the right player.
“That’s what Liverpool do. They go out and get the right players. They spend a lot but it always works for them, they have great recruitment.
“I think they are just biding their time, waiting to get that deal over the line. I’m certain it will come off.
“Where else would he go? Barcelona? Real Madrid?”
Bellingham signed for Dortmund in 2020 from Birmingham for a fee of around £23million.
The English international played 43 games for Dortmund during the 2021-22 season, scoring six goals and providing 14 assists.