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Man United seek Sir Alex Ferguson’s help to convince 16-year old wonderkid to choose Old Trafford



Sir Alex Ferguson holds talks with teenage sensation Jude Bellingham

According to The Telegraph (h/t Metro), Manchester United has enlisted the help of club legend Sir Alex Ferguson to convince 16-year-old wonderkid Jude Bellingham that he would be better served to make the move to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are keen to beat off a plethora of the clubs to the Birmingham City youngster. Billingham has drawn attention from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Dortmund, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City.

Ferguson isn’t a regular visitor at the training ground anymore. The club felt that his presence would be a gamechanger for Bellingham and his parents.

Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham has drawn interest from a host of European giants

The youngster was also given a tour of the Carrington training ground after United were given permission to talk to the player.

The Red Devils were keen on a deal in January. Birmingham refused to do so and look like they are ready to cash in on their prized asset. According to the report, the Blues are believed to have accepted an offer from Borussia Dortmund for the player.

The decision, however, rests with the player and his parents. They were pictured leaving Carrington following talks with Ed Woodward, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Matt Judge.

Jude Bellingham
Dortmund are reported to have agreed on a deal for the 16-year-old

United are keen to convince the youngster that he can progress through the ranks to the first-team.

They are keen to drive home the point that Old Trafford, under Solskjaer, will be a place for young talents to thrive as the Red Devils strive to regain their place at the summit of English football.

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Bellingham will likely cost upwards of £40million. United would be willing to loan him back to Birmingham before eventually making the move to Old Trafford.