REPORT: Jude Bellingham Completes Move to Borussia Dortmund

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Jude Bellingham of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Reading at St Andrews, Birmingham on Saturday 7th March 2020. (Photo by Leila Coker/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Birmingham City teenager Jude Bellingham has snubbed a move to Manchester United by signing for Borussia Dortmund.

REPORT: Jude Bellingham Completes Move to Borussia Dortmund

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Jude Bellingham has shot into the headlines after rapidly rising through the ranks at Birmingham City.

The teenager – who turned 17 last month – became the Blues’ youngest-ever player after making his debut aged just 16 years and 38 days.

Since his first appearance for the Midlands side, in the Carabao Cup, Bellingham has established himself within Pep Clotet‘s side.

The teenager has made 35 appearances for Birmingham City in the Championship so far this season. He has added four goals and three assists to City’s campaign too.

And he has continued to impress in his central midfield role and has also offered a service on the left or right.

But, according to Christian Falk, the teenager has completed a move to Borussia Dortmund.

The Stourbridge-born teenager has also begun to emerge onto the international scene having represented England at Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 level.

Previous reports claim that an agreement has been made with Dortmund to pay £20 million for the midfielder.

It has been widely reported that Bellingham has been a long-term target for Dortmund.

The Black and Yellows have reportedly been keeping tabs on Bellingham since the 2018-19 season.

Dortmund have a track record of developing young stars which would understandably be attractive to Bellingham.

The progression of stars such as Jadon Sancho, Erling Braut Haaland and Gio Reyna all symbolise the club’s effect.

Haaland was already a wanted target when he joined Dortmund from RB Salzburg; however, 16 goals and three assists since joining prove his ever-growing stock.

Dortmund will be pleased to have beaten Manchester United to Bellingham.

The Red Devils reportedly went as far as giving the teenager a tour of their Carrington training complex to sway him.

But it appears that Bellingham has chosen development over the spotlight of the Premier League.

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