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‘He can become anything’: Stuart Pearce glad ‘fantastic’ player didn’t secure Liverpool move


Stuart Pearce has expressed that he is ‘delighted’ that Jude Bellingham opted against signing for the likes of Liverpool in the Premier League following his transfer to Real Madrid.

The 20-year-old has started like a house on fire at Real Madrid, scoring in all four La Liga games, including a stoppage-time winner against Getafe last time out.

England legend Pearce stated that Jude Bellingham can ‘become anything he wants’ and he would also like more English players to move abroad to play, as he told talkSPORT.

Of course, Liverpool allowed their captain Jordan Henderson to leave this summer, and whilst he didn’t join another European team, he has started a new chapter in the ever-growing Saudi Pro League.

Either way, the big hope for Liverpool fans at the start of the summer transfer window was to sign Bellingham, but it didn’t happen.


Perhaps, if the likes of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson were sold earlier, then the Reds could have competed from a financial perspective, but either way, he has made the right call by going to Spain from Dortmund.

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Bellingham at Real Madrid

“Bellingham can become anything he wants,” said Pearce. “He has got a stable background behind him that have guided him brilliantly.


“I have never met the young man before. But I gather from the likes of the people who have met him, and talking with Gareth (Southgate), that he is a fantastic level-headed young man. The world is his oyster.

“He has moved clubs. Sometimes you move clubs and you think ‘will it take a while to settle in?’. He has settled in brilliantly well. Certainly for a young player.

“I am delighted that he hasn’t come back to the Premier League (Liverpool). For England, to have more players playing abroad. It can only be good for England. The fact that Kane has gone to Bayern. It will make him more rounded and a better player, if that is possible.”

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Bellingham in the Premier League

You would think it will happen one day and all the elite teams in England’s top-flight will be gunning for his signature.

But just like at Real Madrid now, Bellingham will only pick the best of the best because, in five years’ time, or even less, there might even be conversations about him being a Ballon d’Or winner.

That’s the height Bellingham can hit, as so far, every step he has made in his career has been the correct one.

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