Amongst the number of clubs linked with a move for Jude Bellingham in the summer, one of them includes Manchester City.
After all, Bernardo Silva was reportedly inches away from a switch to Barcelona this season, it is widely expected that the Portuguese international remains on a switch abroad next term as well.
As a result, it is only natural why the Premier League champions are eyeing a switch for the England international, who alongside Silva, may well be the most well-rounded midfielder in Europe.
However, there are no shortage of suitors for the 19-year old, namely Real Madrid, who are speculated to be keen on his arrival.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are said to be eyeing the wonderkid as a potential successor to Luka Modric, as they have already found replacements for Casemiro and Toni Kroos in Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga as a part of their new-look midfield for the future.
With Los Blancos tipped to retain their La Liga crown, despite currently being 2nd in the table while also being one of the prime favourites to win the Champions League, many believe they will triumph in the race to sign the youngster.
However, a new update suggests that the club are wary of City’s potential in scuppering their attempt to complete a deal to bring in the in-demand gem.
As per the latest information provided by Melissa Reddy of Sky Sports News, as relayed by City Xtra via Twitter, Real Madrid believe Manchester City are their ‘most serious threat’ in their pursuit to land Jude Bellingham.
However, it is mentioned that the English giants’ financial muscle is not viewed by the Spanish heavyweights as the reason to remain fearful of Pep Guardiola’s side.
Instead, the European champions consider City as an ‘incredibly smart’ and ‘well-structured’ club, that have a sense of stability in how they function across the board.
The fact that arguably the biggest club in the world holds Manchester City in such high regard just goes to show why they may well be the most well-run side in Europe, which could well tempt Jude Bellingham to join them.