Silva lining up for Jude Bellingham to Arsenal? Gunners legend Gilberto hints he will speak to sporting director Edu to sign Borussia Dortmund and the England star – after being urged to do so by a fan on social media!
Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has hinted he will speak to the club’s sporting director Edu about signing England star Jude Bellingham.
Bellingham continued to shine in his World Cup campaign after assisting Jordan Henderson’s opening goal in England’s 3-0 win over Senegal.
The 19-year-old was a sensation for Qatar’s Three Lions and picked up another admirer in the former Arsenal star – who made his feelings about the midfielder clear in a series of tweets last night.
Jude Bellingham was in fine form for England in their 3-0 win over Senegal on Sunday night
Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva praised Bellingham on social media after the match
The former Brazil international wrote: “Jude Bellingham reminds me of someone #ENGvsSEN #WorldCup2022 #WhatAPlayer,” accompanied by a thinking emoji.
One fan responded, “Have a word with Edu.” Silva responded to that tweet with a thumbs-up emoji, suggesting that he would indeed be speaking to Arsenal’s sporting director.
Another user asked, “Can you enter a word?” Silva replied, “Maybe” with a winking emoji at the end.
Silva could actually help arrange a possible deal, given that he has become a football agent since his retirement. The 46-year-old represents players such as Manchester United and Brazilian midfielder Fred.
The ex-Arsenal star promised a fan he would speak to the club about signing Bellingham
Silva claimed he will talk to Arsenal’s sporting director Edu (left) about the transfer
Silva’s praise for Bellingham continued as he claimed the Borussia Dortmund star ‘will rock the World Cup one day’.
Bellingham made history when he became the first teenager in a World Cup knockout stage to record an assist since records began.
He made the crucial pass to Jordan Henderson who opened the scoring for England in their round of 16 draw with Senegal.
It was Bellingham’s second Qatar goal after scoring England’s first goal of the competition against Iran in their opening game.
Bellingham became the first teenager in World Cup history to assist a knockout round
The 19-year-old is already regarded as one of the best players in the world and has already been linked with transfers to Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester City.
The teenager has made over 150 senior appearances in his career and has scored 23 goals in that time as he continues to break barriers for his age group.
England rounded off their 3-0 victory thanks to goals from captain Harry Kane and Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka to book a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
They will meet reigning champions France in the next round of the competition on Saturday evening.
The Three Lions will face France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup after beating Senegal