21 Jul Man United goal Bellingham completes transfer to Dortmund
Manchester United goal Jude Bellingham has accomplished a transfer to Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham Metropolis for a charge sources informed Football4cast is price €23 million, plus add-ons and a sell-on clause.
The 17-year-old had additionally been linked with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and United however agreed to affix Dortmund, as Football4cast reported in June. The Bundesliga facet’s repute for growing younger expertise, equivalent to Ousmane Dembele, Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, performed a serious function within the resolution.
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Dortmund introduced the take care of a video posted on Twitter of a number of gamers singing the track “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, having earlier launched a teaser clip of ahead Julian Brandt taking part in the identical tune on guitar.
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“Jude Bellingham confidently chose BVB and, of course, was primarily concerned with the sporting perspective that we showed him,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said. “He has enormous potential that we share want to develop with him in the coming years.
“He already has a surprising amount of quality in his own possession as well as against the ball, and on top of that, the player also has a strong mentality. We immediately see Jude as a reinforcement for our professional squad, but of course we will also give him the time to get used to the higher level.”
Bellingham added: “I can’t thank Birmingham City enough for what the club did for me — not just this season, but since I came to the club when I was seven. Now I’m really excited to join one of the biggest clubs in Europe. BVB’s path, but especially how they help young players to improve, made the decision very easy for me personally and for my whole family. I can’t wait to play in one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world.”
As Football4cast reported in March, Bellingham had been on Dortmund’s radar since the 2018-19 season and they convinced him to join the club earlier this year.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also hopeful of landing the youngster, especially after a visit to the Carrington training ground prior to the coronavirus pandemic. At around the same time, Bellingham also visited Chelsea’s Cobham training ground but ultimately Dortmund won the race for the England youth international.
The versatile midfielder and his representatives have reportedly been impressed with Sancho’s development at the Westfalenstadion and he will also play alongside Haaland and United States teenager Gio Reyna.
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Ahead Youssoufa Moukoko, 15, can even be eligible to play for the senior team when he turns 16 on Nov. 20.
The striker’s debut is extremely anticipated after he scored 34 objectives in 20 league appearances for the under-19 team within the 2019-20 season. He additionally notched 4 objectives in seven UEFA Youth League matches.
Dortmund have already signed Thomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, however wing-back Achraf Hakimi has left to affix Inter Milan on a everlasting transfer after two profitable years on mortgage from Actual Madrid.