An insight into the plans of the transfer team at Manchester United to beat out the competition for Borussia Dortmund sensation Jude Bellingham’s signature has been provided on Saturday evening.
Bellingham’s future, of course, has long emerged as a hot topic in the media across the continent.
Owing to the 19-year-old’s stellar exploits in Germany with the aforementioned Dortmund, a whole host of top clubs from across Europe are understood to have set their sights firmly on Bellingaham’s signature.
In turn, the Birmingham City youth product’s remarkable form for England at the Qatar World Cup has only culminated in interest in his signing ramp up ever further.
To this point, the trio of Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid have been most widely tipped to actually strike a deal for Bellingham.
As alluded to above, though, on Saturday, an insight into the plans of another member of European football’s heavyweight club to convince the midfielder of the merits of a move back to England has been provided.
As per a report from Luke Edwards of the Daily Telegraph, Manchester United have identified Bellingham as a priority target for next summer.
In the knowledge that they face an uphill task in beating out the advances of the likes of City and Real Madrid, though, the Red Devils hierarchy have hatched a plan.
Led by boss Erik ten Hag, United intend to convince Bellingham that he could become the leader of a ‘new era’ at Old Trafford:
‘Ten Hag is trying to establish a new work culture at Manchester United and Bellingham will be told that the team will be built around him and in his image.’
Significantly, it is also suggested that a ‘quiet confidence’ exists on the red half of Manchester regarding the chances of an agreement being struck:
‘There seems to be a quiet confidence at United that they can offer him an attractive financial package as well as an exciting challenge if he returns to England to test himself in the Premier League.’