Manchester United ‘unlikely’ to enter a bidding war for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham
The Red Devils are set to prioritise the addition of a world-class number nine, with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane and Napoli Victor Osimhen on the Old Trafford side’s radar.
At the moment, United are not the only ones eyeing the 19-year-old. Premier League rivals Manchester City and Spanish giants Real Madrid have the England international on their radar.
Erik ten Hag likes Bellingham a lot and wants the England international in the upcoming transfer window. However, with a lot of interest in the youngster’s signature, the competition for him is going to be high.
Therefore, with United evidently already looking at paying a considerable sum for a striker, they will not entertain a bidding war for the 19-year-old due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
Bellingham signed for BVB in the summer of 200 from Birmingham City. Since then, the midfielder has developed into one of the best players in Germany. Thus, it would be understandable for the Bundesliga outfit to demand a huge price tag for him.
Last summer, the Red Devils acquired the services of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro. The two have formed a brilliant partnership in the Old Trafford side’s engine room.
With Bruno Fernandes, the midfield trio has brought a lot of success in a short time at United. And while our bench strength leaves a lot to be desired, the arrival of Marcel Sabitzer on loan in January has added much-needed quality in depth to our squad.
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As for our attack, Marcus Rashford has been the only consistent player since Ten Hag’s arrival. Therefore, a striker is seemingly a bigger priority than a midfielder for now. Thus, it would be wise for the Red Devils to stay clear of Bellingham’s transfer if the pursuit starts getting crazy.