Jude Bellingham has been tearing aside La Liga since his summer time swap from Borussia Dortmund to Actual Madrid, however issues may have labored out in a different way for the 20-year-old had one other European big not rejected the possibility to signal him final yr.
With 5 objectives and and one help in 5 video games for Actual Madrid, it appears Jude Bellingham made the proper resolution to signal a six-year deal on the Bernabeu. When at Dortmund, although, the Englishman was one of many most-sought after gamers in Europe, and it appeared he had the choose of Europe’s elite.
That is not fairly the way it labored out, nevertheless. Liverpool ended their pursuit of Bellingham earlier than the summer time switch window even opened in June 2023, however one other Champions League facet opted towards any potential transfer even earlier than that.
In line with French outlet Le Parisien, PSG rejected the chance to signal Bellingham final yr when his representatives approached them over a doable deal.
The report means that with Warren Zaire-Emery breaking into the primary workforce, PSG’s sporting director Luis Campos determined to position religion within the 17-year-old quite than hinder his progress by including Bellingham to the squad.
Zaire-Emery is clearly extremely regarded within the French capital, having began all 5 of PSG’s Ligue 1 fixtures this season beneath new supervisor Luis Enrique. Following on from his 31 appearances in all competitions final season, nearly all of which got here when he was simply 16, highlights the promise the younger Frenchman has.
Working from his most popular midfield place, Zaire-Emery may not essentially have obtained the identical alternatives had Bellingham be signed. Manuel Ugarte and Vitinha, in the meantime, have been largely beginning alongside Zaire-Emery.
Enrique is massively impressed with Zaire-Emery, too.
“Zaire-Emery: I am keen on him,” Enrique stated. “No doubt he’s an unbelievable participant. He’s 17-years-old and he has all the pieces to turn out to be one of the vital parts of the workforce.
“He’s a really hard-working, very technical participant. I’m fortunate to have a diamond within the tough.”
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