If Liverpool were to seal a deal to sign Jude Bellingham ahead of the 2023 summer transfer window, it would be yet another masterclass from a Liverpool sporting director.
Julian Ward has produced a couple of masterstrokes so far in his Liverpool career as sporting director and fans are hoping to pull off a stunning coup by signing Bellingham.
Having already delivered big signings in Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz as well as negotiating a new deal for Mohamed Salah, fans are singing Ward’s praises.
He will be fully aware of the demands of the fans’ demands and he knows he will have to spent big to secure the superstar midfielder.
Julian Ward is already a success for Liverpool
So far, the new sporting director has overseen new deals for Diaz, Nunez and young talent for the present and the future in Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsey.
He’s attracted a lot of praise from around the Footballing world, including Fabrizio Romano who claimed he did an ‘incredible‘ job of securing Nunez and the Salah deal.
With Michael Edwards leaving the Reds after years of incredible business, Ward has certainly stepped up in a big way.
Liverpool’s sustainable transfer activity in the Klopp era has been the envy of the other top clubs in England and under Ward’s guidance, the Edwards blueprint will live on.
✅ Signs Luis Diaz, Fabio Carvalho, Darwin Nunez and Calvin Ramsay.
✅ Extends Jurgen Klopp’s and Mohamed Salah’s contracts until 2026 and 2025 respectively.
Julian Ward has been a busy man this year 🔥 pic.twitter.com/o60uJ5Txw9
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) July 1, 2022
Would Bellingham be a good fit for Liverpool?
There’s no doubt Bellingham would be a good fit for Liverpool; he’d also be a good fit for just about any team in world football.
This is due to his tactical flexibility and overriding technical ability that sets him apart.
He’s comfortable in any midfield setting having experienced several different formations with Dortmund and England – including a 4-3-3 which Klopp has favoured across his coaching career.
He would be the perfect foil ahead of Fabinho and alongside either Thiago or Henderson as a traditional number eight or box-to-box midfielder.
His qualities are clear to see: calm on the ball, a good passer with good vision to match, a very good dribbler for his size and physically developed enough at a young age to compete with the very best and very biggest.
This traits are unusual for a player of his age and his potential is so vast that Ward may feel the need to secure the Bellingham deal before the summer of 2023.