January 26 Carragher talked about Dortmund midfielder Belling in the program of Sky Sports
Em, and suggested that he come to the Premier League to play first, and then join Real Madrid after two years.
Carragher said that Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world. If you go now and leave later, it will be tantamount to going downhill.
Bellingham is one of the most talked about midfielders at the moment, and besides Liverpool, he has also been linked with teams such as Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Carragher said: “Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world. I always said that to Gerrard when he was linked with Real Madrid, because Real Madrid came to him every year. I always said it to him.
, ‘If you’re going, you’ve got to go in your prime’.”
“The competition there is very relentless, considering the superstars they signed. If I were Bellingham, if I went to Real Madrid now, then if I were to leave Real Madrid, where would you go? It’s like, if
You leave Real Madrid and in a way you go downhill. In my opinion, he should come to the Premier League first, sign a five- or six-year contract and then go to Real Madrid.”
Carragher also compared Bellingham’s situation to that of Haaland, with Carragher claiming that both players have the ability to decide their futures in transfers, saying both would end up playing in Spain.
Carragher said: “I actually think Haaland already had it planned in his head when he went to Manchester City. I think he already knew how long he was going to be there. I think he would end up going to Real Madrid.”
“There are some players who are so good they can map out their careers and know where they’re going and when they’re going. Very few players can do that. Haaland is one, I think Bellingham is another
“He might think, I’ll be at Liverpool or Manchester City for four years and then, when I have two years left on my contract, I’ll go to Real Madrid when I’m 24 and stay there for four or five years. When I’m 30
When the time comes, we will see where we should play football.”