Jude Bellingham: Teenager’s Move to Borussia Dortmund Confirmed

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Jude Bellingham of Birmingham City celebrates after he scores their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Stoke City at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

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

Jude Bellingham: Teenager’s Move to Borussia Dortmund Confirmed

Jude Bellingham: From Birmingham to Germany

The transfer of Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund has been confirmed.

He will link up with the German side on a deal worth at least £26 million.

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

Having made his debut aged just 16, the talented midfielder has drawn attention from several top European sides.

Following months of speculation, Bellingham’s move has been finalised.

Dortmund have beaten the likes of Manchester United to secure the teenager’s signature.

The German side have successfully landed the tricky midfielder, seeing off reported competition from other European big hitters such as Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

Bellingham reportedly visited all of the clubs recently before making his decision to join Dortmund.

Quickly Developing Teen

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.

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

Verdict

A move to Borussia Dortmund will hardly hinder Bellingham’s development.

Had the midfielder opted for a move to a Premier League big gun, football fans would have likely seen Bellingham return to the Championship on a loan deal.

But the teenager has clearly put his chances of development at the forefront of his thinking.

Dortmund have a clear history of developing young footballers. He will link up with fellow English forward, Jadon Sancho. The 20-year-old made a similar move from England to Germany in 2017 from Manchester City.

Dortmund’s young squad also contains young talents like Erling Haaland and Giovanni Reyna, who continue to flourish under Lucien Favre.

The midfielder may be heading overseas, but this will not be the last we hear of him.

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