'Not now': TalkSPORT pundit urges Liverpool to sign 'incredible' midfielder, says he'd be better than Modric
Speaking on the radio station about the Croatia vs Argentina match, the comparison was made with Luka Modric.
Modric had another fantastic World Cup, but at 37 years old, has almost certainly played his last.
After winning the Golden Ball in 2018 as Croatia lost in the final to France, he couldn’t prevent a semi-final exit.
As his career is nearing its end, another is only just getting started.
Bellingham announced himself on the world stage with England, and had an exceptional tournament.
There had already been plenty of speculation about his future, which the ‘incredible’ midfielder only fuelled with his performances.
The 19-year-old is set to be a star for club and country for a long time to come.
And Bent thinks Liverpool, if given the chance, would sign Bellingham over Modric in the future.
Liverpool should sign Bellingham over Modric – Bent
Speaking on TalkSPORT, presenter Andy Goldstein asked Bent about the two midfielders.
“You might get Modric for the next two seasons, but surely you want Bellingham for the next ten?,” Bent said.
Bent was then asked if he would sign Modric over Bellingham and he replied, “Not now.”
Goldstein then elaborated, suggesting that Modric might be a better one-season punt than Bellingham, but Bent still wasn’t sure, saying: “It depends”.
Goldstein finally specified that the scenario would be signing one midfielder for Liverpool just for next season.
“I don’t know, Liverpool need creativity.” Bent replied with Goldstein insinuating Modric would be the better option.
The fact that Bellingham is nearly half Modric’s age clearly makes him the more sensible option.
Modric is one of the best midfielders of his generation, and has a Ballon d’Or to prove it.
However, Liverpool want to sign Bellingham knowing he could reach that level in the future.
Borussia Dortmund have another incredible talent on their hands.
They’ll obviously want to stay, but know that an almighty bidding war may break out if he leaves.
Bellingham won’t go anywhere in January, but now has until the summer to decide what the best next step for his career will be.
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