Jude Bellingham impressing with Birmingham
Jude Bellingham is one of the hottest young English prospects in the Championship.
The 16-year-old is currently plying his trade with Birmingham City.
And despite not turning 17 until June, Bellingham has already cemented himself as an integral member of Birmingham’s first-team.
The wonderkid has featured in 26 Championship outings this term, in which he has scored four and assisted one.
Bellingham is naturally a central midfielder, but he has more than proved his versatility this campaign, playing as both a left and right midfielder, too.
Bellingham has also notched 11 appearances for England’s under-16 side, and three for their under-17 team.
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The Birmingham youth product is currently contracted to the Blues until the summer of 2021.
However, should he keep up his excellent displays, you would imagine that the Championship outfit will face a big fight to keep hold of Bellingham.
During the January transfer window, Bellingham looked to be attracting interest from Manchester United, with Sky Sports News claiming that the Red Devils had lodged a bid in excess of £30m for the Englishman.
Bellingham would, of course, not join United in the winter window, and now it looks as though the Manchester powerhouse could face competition for the Birmingham standout in the summer.
According to the Sun, Manchester City have joined United in the race for Bellingham.
The Sun claims that Pep Guardiola sent a scout to watch Bellingham on Tuesday, when Birmingham took on Coventry in an FA Cup 4th round replay.
The report from the Sun also alleges that Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Barcelona have an interest in the young Birmingham star.