Dortmund are confident they can beat Manchester United with a deal for Birmingham star Jude Bellingham
Borussia Dortmund are confident they can beat Manchester United with a deal for Birmingham star Jude Bellingham despite the consequences of the corona virus crisis
- Borussia Dortmund is the leader in the hunt for Jude Bellingham from Birmingham
- Man United also wants the youngster who has visited their training complex
- Dortmund are thought to continue their move to Bellingham
- Jadon Sancho’s progress in Germany has had major implications for the 16-year-old
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Despite the financial consequences of the coronavirus crisis, Borussia Dortmund remains hopeful that they can make a deal for the young Jude Bellingham from Birmingham.
The Bundesliga club competed with Manchester United to sign Bellingham, who only turns 17 at the end of season 17 on June 29 and was confident he would win the race.
The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a huge impact on football’s financial finances, which is likely to only increase: Dortmund was among the clubs whose players offered to pay in the short term for lack of competitive football, although the Bundesliga had hoped to resume games behind closed doors from next month.
Jude Bellingham, a young man from Birmingham, is wanted this summer by numerous European top clubs
Borussia Dortmund are confident they can make a deal for the 16-year-old
But despite the circumstances, Dortmund thinks they would like to continue their move to Bellingham when clubs are allowed to trade players again. Bellingham only makes £ 145 a week as a scientist at St Andrew’s where he has been the outstanding young championship player in 2019-20.
Dortmund has built a strong reputation as the ideal club for the best young players. English winger Jadon Sancho has flourished since moving from Manchester City to Germany in 2018, while Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland got his career off to a flying start there.
After a single campaign in Dortmund following his move from Rennes, French attacker Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona for an initial £ 91 million (€ 105 million) in the summer of 2017.
Sancho’s progress in Germany, where he has become one of the world’s most valuable players, would have had a special impact on Bellingham.
Bellingham currently only earns £ 145 a week in Birmingham and is likely to continue shortly
Bellingham is said to be impressed by the progress Jadon Sancho (left) has made in Germany