Jude Bellingham has blossomed at Borussia Dortmund amid interest from Manchester United and now their sporting director Michael Zorc has made their stance crystal clear on a summer transfer away from the Westfalenstadion.
Zorc insists the midfielder’s development is “far from over” and that he still has time left at Borussia Dortmund, though, if he keeps preforming at this rate the Bundesliga club will come under increasing pressure to keep hold of him.
Speaking to Bild, the sporting director said (via The Mirror): “When we signed Jude last year, many top clubs were interested in him. He consciously chose BVB and the concept we presented to him. His development at Dortmund is far from over.”
Just like what happened with Jadon Sancho, who they made a hefty profit on, despite the fact he has not settled in at Old Trafford like many hoped when the transfer was finally confirmed in the summer.
The question is could we see another transfer saga like the Sancho one? Well, the Manchester Evening News shined a light on Bellingham this week and certainly made it seem like they think United would fancy a move for him at some point in the future.
Like Sancho, Bellingham has rose to prominence in the top division in Germany and it’s clear to anyone who watches United regularly that we are crying out for quality in midfield.
Dortmund know they could lose Erling Haaland in the summer when his release clause becomes active, but they are already sounding confident about keeping hold of the English midfielder.
Keep an eye on Bellingham tonight in the Champions League against Ajax at 8pm.
Jude Bellingham is a player United already missed out on from the day he left Birmingham City. Efforts were made but the player had made his decision and wanted to go somewhere he would get first team football and be allowed to develop as a promising talent.
There’s no way Dortmund will sell him in the summer if they lose Haaland, but he is definitely a player United should be keeping an eye on for when he does return to England.
Bellingham will definitely want to play in the Premier League at some point. He would be a much better fit for this side than Paul Pogba.
At 18-years-old, the youngster’s ability is already somewhat frightening, with Bellingham already being one of Dortmund’s best players.