Birmingham starlet Jude Bellingham, 17, on verge of completing record-breaking transfer to Borussia Dortmund with medical done and contract signed

talksport.com, 16 July 2020, 09:19
Birmingham starlet Jude Bellingham, 17, on verge of completing record-breaking transfer to Borussia Dortmund with medical done and contract signed
Jude Bellingham is close to completing a record-breaking transfer to Borussia Dortmund.

The Birmingham City midfielder, who only turned 17 last month, has reportedly passed his medical in Germany and signed a contract with BVB worth a reported £3million per year.

Manchester United had done their best to convince the starlet to choose them, inviting him to their training ground earlier this year where he was met by legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

But Bellingham has instead decided on a move to Dortmund, who have agreed a deal with Birmingham understood to be worth in excess of £25m.

Bellingham will become the most expensive 17-year-old in world football when the transfer is formally announced.

The England Under-17 international has thrived for Birmingham in a breakthrough season, scoring four goals and registering two assists in 42 appearances.

He will hope to have the same success as Jadon Sancho, who swapped Man City for Dortmund at the age of 17 three years ago.

The England forward, 20, has gone on to become one of the world's best young talents and had an impressive 33 goal contributions in just 32 Bundesliga games last season.

Now, Sancho, who is valued at around £100m, continues to be heavily linked with a big-money summer move to Manchester United.

David Dodds, a former talent ID manager for England's youth sides, insists Bellingham is 'as good as anything I've ever seen'.

He said: "He's got everything. The way he moves; his technical ability.

"He's incredibly bright in terms of football intelligence, tactical ability, tactical knowledge, knowing what to do, where to be.

"As good as anything I've ever seen, comfortably."

Jude Bellingham is close to completing a record-breaking transfer to Borussia Dortmund.

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