Jude Bellingham has revealed he plans to be at Borussia Dortmund for the 2022/23 season.
The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move back to England ever since his 2020 move from Birmingham City, with Manchester United and Liverpool regularly touted with an interest.
Dortmund have already agreed to sell star striker Erling Haaland to Manchester City this summer, but England international Bellingham has confirmed he is staying put.
“The only future I think about is the next game for Dortmund,” Bellingham said to Ruhr Nachrichten BVB.
“I look forward to next season. I look forward to it finally starting. But yes, I will be here next season and I will be ready.
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He added: “I have my destiny in my hands and I know that if I try hard and trust the people around me, I can move forward. I came from England as a young talent. There was not much pressure. The first season went well. There were also matches where I sat on the bench and sometimes I did not play at all.
“I think my development this year has meant that I have played a bigger role in every game except two. I am very grateful to Dortmund for the way they have nurtured my talent.
“I think a lot of the credit goes to the coaching staff and the staff who keep the noise around me. In this way I can only focus on winning matches, because that’s what I’m here for.”