Manchester United to offer Jude Bellingham a first-team role
Despite being just 16 years old, the youngster is seen as a generational talent who can make his mark in the senior side. Valued at £30million, Bellingham is a key target in United’s plan to secure the best young talents in world football.
The Red Devils were keen on a deal for Bellingham in January. Birmingham refused to do so and look like they are ready to cash in on their prized asset. (h/t Metro)
United refused to give up hope and employed the big guns to showcase their seriousness. Sir Alex Ferguson was also roped in to meet the youngster as he was shown around the United training facility.
The Red Devils have focussed on signing promising young players in recent windows. Having already secured Hannibal Mejbri and Dillon Hoogewerf last season, they are set to add Radek Vitek, Joe Hugill, and Marc Jurado this summer.
United are also keen to add experienced stars such as Jack Grealish, James Maddison, and Jadon Sancho. The right mix of youth and experience will clearly help us close the gap on our rivals at the top.
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At 16 years and 38 days, Bellingham became the youngest player in Birmingham history. He has also represented the English youth sides from the Under -15, to Under-17 levels.
A versatile player, the youngster is capable of playing anywhere in the midfield, with him predominantly playing in the middle and on the right.