Chelsea have joined Premier League rivals Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in the race to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham.
Bellingham signed for Borussia Dortmund after just one season with Birmingham City, but, although he is just 19 years old still, was named Bundesliga Newcomer of the Season n his first year at the German club and named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season last campaign.
Although he is under contract with Dortmund until 2025, there is widespread acceptance, like with Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho before him, that it is only a matter of time before one of the Premier League clubs come calling for him,, with the German side’s job to extract the maximum prove for him.
Famously United tried to sign him from Birmingham originally and went so far as to arrange for Bellingham and his family to get a personal tour of the training ground from Sir Alex Ferguson, He chose Dortmund, though, because he felt he would get first-team football earlier, a decision that appears to have been fully vindicated.
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.