Why Manchester United signing Jude Bellingham would be good for future
Bellingham, 16, was promoted to the senior team last summer and made his debut in a 3-0 defeat to Portsmouth in the EFL Cup. He has featured in 19 games for the Blues in the Championship this term and has scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist in the process.
Meanwhile, Manchester United had a busy transfer window as they secured the services of Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire. Now, the report confirms that they are looking for young talents to develop for the future.
The Red Devils have endured a mixed season so far and must strengthen their squad next month. They have been without proper backups and in the absence of big-game players due to injuries, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned towards the youngsters in the squad.
With that in mind, the manager would be wise to go all out for players who can play bit-part roles while developing them into first-team players. Therefore, United need to rope in youngsters and the report suggests that assistant coach Mike Phelan watched Bellingham play against West Brom last weekend.
The 16-year-old is the son of Mark Bellingham, a non-league player, who scored over 700 goals in his career and his best days were at Leamington. The teenager has made a name for himself in the Championship and is on course for success at a higher level.
He has already captained England’s U15 team and has 2 goals in 3 appearances for the side. Even though it is unlikely that he may be prolific in front of the goal, it is clear that Bellingham has come a long way and would attain success if he is at the right place in the future.
Predominantly an attacking midfielder, he has also displayed excellent performances while being deployed in the anchoring role, where he looks comfortable to stand as a guard in front of the defence line. He has been influential on either side of the midfield as well, which proves his versatility.
The Stourbridge-born midfielder has already made waves in the lower divisions and has been scouted by a number of Premier League teams. It is also said that several Bundesliga outfits have also watched him play this season, according to the report.
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Therefore, United would be making a statement to their rivals by securing his services. Bellingham would be a big catch for Solskjaer’s side, given his abilities and young age.