Manchester United look to trump Dortmund for Jude Bellingham
Wd Woodward and Matt Judge still believe that they can convince Jude Bellingham to make the move to Manchester United over Borussia Dortmund, according to The Athletic.
Having already missed out on Erling Braut Haaland, the Red Devils are attempting to convince the 16-year-old that Old Trafford is a better destination.
According to the report, the player’s father is keen on his son making the move to the Bundesliga with Dortmund. Although the club refused to comment on it, United are working on a proposal to trump the Germans.
A versatile player, Bellingham is capable of playing anywhere in the midfield, with him predominantly playing in the middle and on the right.
At 16 years and 38 days, he became the youngest player in Birmingham history and has also represented the English youth sides at the Under -15, Under-16 and Under-17 levels.
United have done well in the January market, having signed Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo.
Fernandes has emerged as a creative force in midfield and has quickly established himself as a fan favourite whereas Ighalo has proven to be a shrewd signing as he continues to score goals.
United already have a number of promising youngsters such as Dean Henderson, Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
Bellingham will add to the young core at Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solksjaer hopes to build a team capable of leading the club back to their glory days.
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Bellingham captained the England Under-17 side to the Syrenka Cup in 2019 where they beat Poland on penalties in the final. He also won the player of the tournament award. (h/t FA)