It is claimed that Liverpool only agreed to sell Alonso once Real turned their attention to Steven Defour, just for the Reds to provide in and let the Spaniard leave. Rafael Benitez’s transfer decision on the time received heavy criticism from Liverpool fans, particularly when his substitute, Alberto Aquilani, struggled to live as much as expectations.
It appears as if Real are willing to do something similar this coming summer of their attempts to sign Bellingham. How the bluff could play out stays to be seen but Real have the financial power to fulfill Dortmund’s demands and it might find yourself being the Bundesliga outfit who can have to look at their backs.
Bellingham is the highest goal for Liverpool and Real, but Fernandez has emerged as a standout alternative for each clubs.