Reyna drops Bellingham Real Madrid transfer hint

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • Updated: 25 Nov 2022 08:22 GMT
  • 3 min read
FT Desk Updated: 25 Nov 2022 08:22 GMT 3 min read
Reyna and Bellingham in action for Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund teammates Gio Reyna and Jude Bellingham will go head-to-head when the USA take on England at the World Cup on Friday.

Reyna and Bellingham have spent the last two seasons together in Dortmund's first team having joined the Bundesliga outfit from New York City and Birmingham respectively in 2020.

While Reyna's star has risen in Germany, Bellingham's progress has been stratospheric, and the midfielder has been linked with a blockbuster summer move, with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool at the front of the queue to sign him.

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Reyna has already seen one of his best friends at BVB leave with Erling Haaland joining Man City in a €60 million transfer this summer - before plundering 23 goals from 18 games in all competitions - and he was asked about Bellingham before Friday's meeting between the US and England.

Reyna: 'Belingham's incredible'

"I love him very much; he's an incredible player and incredible person," he told Marca. "We have a great relationship. I prefer not to talk about him personally, though. Anything he does will be fine by me. I love him as a player and a person.

When asked directly if Reyna could see Bellingham at Real, he simply answered: "I don't know…"

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Reyna, an attacking midfielder or winger, has two goals and two assists for Dortmund this season whilst central midfielder Bellingham is out in front with nine goals and three assists in all competitions.

The Englishman even led Dortmund out in the Champions League at the tender age of 19 against Sevilla last month, becoming the first English teenager to captain a side in the competition, and interest in him has been as exponential as his performances.

Bellingham is currently rated at €88 million by Football Transfers in-house algorithm, although a bidding war could drive his transfer fee well above that.

Dortmund will almost certainly cash in having sold Jadon Sancho (to Manchester United for €85m) and Haaland in consecutive summers.