English Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing England international Jude Bellginham from Borussia Dortmund next summer.
Jude Bellingham began his football career at the Birmingham City academy at the age of eight.
The midfielder then rose through the ranks. He played for the under-18s at the age of 14 and the under-23s at 15. Ultimately, Bellingham became the youngest player to represent Birmingham at 16 years and 38 days. He then also became the club’s youngest goalscorer.
After playing just one season at Dortmund, the midfielder started receiving offers from many top clubs. However, he decided to join Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. Bellingham soon established himself as one of the most important players in the German team. He has so far scored 19 goals and given 20 assists in 109 games for Dortmund.
Bellingham on Manchester United’s radar
Now, according to a report by the Mirror, Jude Bellingham has become the main target of Manchester United of the English Premier League.
Since joining United at the start of the season, Erik ten Hag has done well. Under Dutch leadership, Manchester United qualified for the knockout round of the Europa League. With twenty-three points from twelve games, the Red Devils are currently in fifth position in the EPL table.
Now he wants to sign more players in the coming windows to strengthen his team. England international Jude Bellingham is currently one of the best youngsters in the world. And it’s no surprise that Manchester United like to have someone like him in their squad.
However, it will not be an easy task for them. Bellingham is currently one of the most sought after names on the transfer market. Although there is no chance that the midfielder will leave this season. He could agree to move away from Dortmund in the summer. And that’s when we can expect a big transfer war.
United’s arch-rivals Manchester City are one of the Borussia Dortmund midfielder’s known suitors. They signed Erling Haaland from Dortmund during the last summer window. And now City wants to repeat the same trick.
Another EPL giant, Chelsea, are also in the running for the England international. Since acquiring Boehly, Chelsea have shown a desire to spend money on talented players. They may lose N’Golo Kante and Jorginho next summer. Hence the Blues wanting to sign Bellingham.
Then there is Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who is a longtime admirer of Bellingham. Aside from English teams, defending UEFA Champions League champions Real Madrid are also a major candidate for the midfielder.
Overall, the race for Bellingham is going to be very intense. So if United want to sign him, he will have to move very quickly.