As we approach the summer transfer window, Birmingham City’s Jude Bellingham sounds like one of Europe’s most wanted youngsters — set to make a jump from a struggling Championship side to one of the top leagues in world football.
He became the youngest player at Birhminham to make his debut for the first team at the start of this season. Ever since then Bellingham has emerged as a target for Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.
Various reports from England and Germany have surfaced about interest from the two European giants. Back in March, Manchester Evening News reported on a tour he was given at Carrington with his parents. The Metro claimed Sir Alex Ferguson was roped in by the club’s hierarchy to convince the Birmingham City wondered to join the club this summer.
The 16-year-old has featured regularly this season, making 35 appearances across all competitions before the campaign was brought to a halt over the coronavirus. To be greeted by Fergie at Carrington would have blown him away.
📝 Kai Havertz is not a priority target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is firmly focused on landing Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham.
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— United News Hub (@UnitedNewsHub) May 20, 2020
But now an update from Germany signals bad news for the Red Devils.
We tip our hat to Sport Witness for digging through the German sports pages and finding a piece in SportBild which is titled which translates ‘With Bellingham everything is clear’. The article goes on to explain Lucien Favre’s side have an agreement in place with the player.
SW note the report does not mention anything about an agreement with Birmingham City specifically, or an estimated transfer fee, so there may still be a chance for United to swoop in.
We’ll keep you updated.
📰 #mufc are prepared to pay in the region of £30m to sign Jude Bellingham this summer.
— United News Hub (@UnitedNewsHub) May 27, 2020