Former Manchester United academy graduate Luke Chadwick is excited by the prospect of signing Jude Bellingham next summer.
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United among other top Premier League clubs, but he dismissed reports as ‘disrespectful’ before facing Manchester City in the Champions League earlier this week.
Bellingham, 19, has quickly become one of Europe’s most exciting prospects after breaking onto the European scene in a Borussia Dortmund shirt after joining the Bundesliga club from Birmingham City.
It was well known at the time that United were doing their utmost to beat Dortmund to Bellingham’s signing, but he left with a vision to play first team football and saw his career reach new heights as a result.
Now he is a fully established England international and there will be a lot of internet in his signature when he decides to leave Germany.
Speaking exclusively to Caught Offside, Luke Chadwick made it clear he’d welcome Bellingham to the club, and he also suggested that United could be a better option than Liverpool for the midfielder.
“If you asked me that earlier this summer I’d have said Liverpool, but they’ve maybe slipped away a bit this season. They were in a great position after winning the two cup finals, finishing second in the league, but now I’m not so sure,” Chadwick said.
“If Ten Hag can improve things this season and get the club back in the Champions League places again then I think United would be a great opportunity for Bellingham.
“And obviously it would be a great opportunity for United as well, but it’s not going to be easy with the amount of suitors he’s going to have.
“From a United point of view, I’d love him to join. He’s got the attributes to be one of the world’s best for years to come. I’d like him to see him in a United shirt.”