Liverpool are the latest club to express an interest in signing Birmingham City teenager Jude Bellingham.
Manchester United tried to buy the 16 year old in January, but were put off by the price, with the Championship club unwilling to accept less than £25 million for the midfielder.
Bellingham made his debut last August at the age of 16 years and 38 days, beating the record of Trevor Francis to become the youngest man ever to play for Birmingham. He has since gone on to make 33 appearances in all competitions, scoring 4 goals, and has captained the England under-17 side.
His form has attracted attention all across Europe, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid sending scouts to watch him recently. Now it looks certain that he will leave the Midlands club in the summer, although it may take a bid of £30 million plus to secure his services, with a major transfer bidding war set for the summer.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.