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Transfer blow for Man United as German giants edge ahead in the race for English wonderkid

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Manchester United have lost Jude Bellingham to Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund to beat Manchester United to Jude Bellingham

According to the Independent, Borussia Dortmund are set to beat Manchester United to the signing of Jude Bellingham.

The major factor is the German side’s reputation as a team that helps develop young talent. Over the years, a number of young players have made their mark at Signal Iduna Park before moving elsewhere.

Two of the prominent names today are that of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland. Among the best young players in world football, the duo has gone from strength to strength.

Jude Bellingham and his family favours a move to Borussia Dormund over Manchester United
Jude Bellingham could pas son a move to Manchester United

Haaland only joined Dortmund earlier this term but has quickly made the starting position his own as he continues to rake in the goals. Sancho, on the other hand, has become the poster boy for youth who now flock to the Bundesliga to further develop their careers.

Bellingham and his family also believe Dortmund’s ability to get him game time will be better suited for his development. They believe the Germans will keep their word about playing Bellingham regularly.

The same cannot be said of United. Although the club has big plans for him, he is unlikely to go straight into the first-team.

Bellingham could get a match, especially in the cup competitions. But it will be nowhere near the game time he can achieve in Germany.

Jadon Sancho is the template for young players looking to develop
Bellingham hopes to emulate Sancho

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a fan of the player and will be keen to bring him to Old Trafford. One hope he has is that Bellingham could eventually return to England after developing his game in Germany.

However, as we have seen with Sancho, it could cost a king’s ransom to make it happen.

It remains to be seen if Bellingham will choose to go to Germany or is willing to bide his time and take it slow at United.

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At 16 years and 38 days, Bellingham is the youngest player in Birmingham City’s history. A versatile player, the youngster is capable of playing anywhere in the midfield, with him predominantly playing in the middle and on the right.

He has also represented the English youth sides from the Under-15 to the Under-17 levels.