According to the Sports website Talksport, Manchester United has stepped up their efforts to sign teenage football sensation Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City in the Championship division.
Talksport also says that not only are United willing to sign Bellingham, but that he’ll be a first team player immediately. The 16-year-old won’t turn 17 until the end of next month, but has strong interest from teams across Europe. His success at Birmingham has been remarkable ever since he joined the Blues academy in the under-8 team.
He made his debut for the U-18s at age 14 and he broke into the U-23s on March 2019 and scored the winner at the Nottingham Forest ground. The youngster then became the youngest player ever to feature in the first team at the age of just 16 and 38 days old. Bellingham has been hailed as the new Steven Gerrard. He can also play in multiple positions including as a no. 8 and a number 10.
The Blues midfielder first came to my attention a few months ago. I believe that if he’s anything like Steven Gerrard he can be a great enforcer in the middle of the park. That’s a great compliment to be compared to such a Liverpool legend like Gerrard. This would be a fantastic signing for United as Nemanja Matic is getting older although he’s just 31, Bellingham can learn at lot from him. He played 35 times in all competitions and scoring 4 goals is impressive at such a high-level like that at his age.
All United fans will be looking forward to his footballing brilliance if he is signed by United. At 5’11” he’ll grow even more. I am guessing maybe 6’1″ or 6′-2″- 6”3 tall. He already has a big strong frame. I know that he’s quick and has good athleticism. Playing alongside Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba or Fred would really give Solskjaer more options and it will make that midfield much stronger.
I definitely hope that he’ll be a United player soon. The fans would love to have a young player like that in our squad that can make us a more formidable force in the Premier League and in Europe.
Do you think Jude Bellingham is a great fit for United? Or are there other players that are better options?
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