Borussia Dortmund may have beaten Manchester United to the signing of teenage “prospect” Jude Bellingham this summer.
According to The Mirror, Bellingham’s father is keen for his son to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and continue his football education abroad.
The Birmingham City youngster has attracted plenty of attention from a number of European giants after a strong debut season in the Championship.
The 16-year-old, who celebrates his birthday at the end of June, has made 32 appearances for the Blues in the English second tier, scoring four goals and supplying two assists as well as averaging 1.2 shots per game and making 2.3 tackles on average (WhoScored).
Manchester United and Dortmund have been in the running to sign the teenager in the summer, but it seems that the Yellow and Blacks may have the advantage. Indeed, his dad is the player’s representative and is in charge of handling his affairs.
The Germans have rivalled the Red Devils over the past couple of years and famously usurped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s bid to bring Erling Braut Haaland to Old Trafford in the winter window.
Naturally, many United fans reacted to the transfer update on social media, with one fan dubbing the teenager as “class” and another bitterly adding that he “could do a Haaland”.
Have a read through the mixed reactions so far…
Enough of this lad and his family.
— Sean fabs (@abelmathltd) June 8, 2020
I hope we can convince him man, want him badly
— AD (@UTDFuture) June 8, 2020
He is a seriously good prospect. He's going to be a class player in the future. If you want a sign of how highly the club rate him, they got SAF involved in his tour of the club to try and convince him to join.
— Daniel (@UtdApollo) June 8, 2020
Bored of hearing about him
— JT (@StruggsyMalone) June 8, 2020
He could do a Haaland and sign with a clause of £50m…
— Louis Gibzen (@Gibzen) June 8, 2020
Yeah we’ve lost him to Dortmund
— ً (@UtdAidan) June 8, 2020
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