Manchester United may have become surprise front-runners for the services of Jude Bellingham, according to Sky Sports.
The teenager has caught the attention of many elite clubs across Europe this season. Bellingham’s performances have been noticed widely by fans and expert eyes alike and is touted for a high-profile move soon.
Registering 4 goals and 2 assists in 32 appearances in the Championship this season, the Englishman has become a first-team starter at a very young age. And at the same time, the youngster has shown he deserves to be in a starter role, often being compared to Steven Gerrard and Dele Alli by many.
There is no doubt that the Birmingham starlet is highly talented, which is why Borussia Dortmund are already on his case. The Bundesliga giants had reportedly agreed a deal last week in excess of £30 million for the midfielder.
This news clearly left United unsettled who then accelerated their attempts to land the England U17 star recently. The teenage sensation is said to have been invited by the Red Devils on a tour of their Carrington based training facility not too long ago.
Furthermore, club CEO Ed Woodward and head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are believed to have held progressive talks with the central midfielder over a potential move to Old Trafford.
However, the 16-year-old was most impressed by the involvement of Sir Alex Ferguson in his tour at Carrington as the Mancunians managed to rope in their former boss to the training centre in order to convince him for a move.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have also shown significant interest.
However, the promising youngster is said to be in no hurry to depart St Andrews but will not pass up on an opportunity to upgrade to a top-flight club. Bellingham’s side have given him permission to hold talks with other clubs regarding a transfer and are prepared to cash in on him for a fee in the region of £50 million.