Jude Bellingham urged to reject Man Utd despite talks with Sir Alex Ferguson
According to a report by The Metro, Birmingham City ace Jude Bellingham has been asked to reject a move to Manchester United. The youngster even met up with Sir Alex Ferguson along with his parents at Carrington earlier this week.
The teenager has been a revelation in the Championship this season and has had numerous European powerhouses vying for his signature – including the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund (h/t The Metro).
The report adds that Bellingham is quite impressed with the lengths to which the Red Devils have gone to bag his signature. However, former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan appears to believe otherwise.
Speaking to TalkSport (h/t The Metro), he said:
“I’m not sure about this. ‘A young player of 16 years old, I know he’s a prodigious talent and I know people are talking about him in the same way they talked about Wayne Rooney.”
He went on to explain,
“I had a kid at Crystal Palace who was talked about in this fashion called John Bostock, who made a move to a supposedly bigger club at that time in Tottenham, against the advice of most of the sensible people around him.”
Jordan further added that the player eventually failed to make an impact under Harry Redknapp and is now trying to get back into English football with Nottingham Forest.
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While his concerns are well-placed, it must be noted that United are renowned for producing and developing some of the best players. Plus, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm, there has been a strong emphasis on building a youth-oriented side.
Jude Bellingham would be better off ignoring such advice to choose Man United as his next destination. Numerous young players have made their name with this great club and if Bellingham can keep his head down and work hard, no situation can stop him from reaching the top.