Juventus becomes the newest top club to track the progress of Birmingham star Jude Bellingham amidst interest from Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal
- Jude Bellingham has lit up the championship and is tipped with a move
- The 16-year-old has many suitors, including Manchester United and Chelsea
- Juventus is the newest club that shows interest and joins Bayern Munich
Juventus is the newest top club to follow the progress of teenage star Jude Bellingham in Birmingham.
The 16-year-old midfielder is one of the smartest talents in the English game and this season has lit up the championship, made 28 league games and scored four goals.
Blues cannot offer Bellingham a professional deal until he turns 17 on June 29 and they are ready for the Champions League elite to fight for his signature.
Juventus has joined the race to sign the talented 16-year-old Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City
Birmingham can only offer the teenager a professional deal when he turns 17 on June 29
Jude Bellingham statistics
Championship performances: 21 (7)
Now Juventus, winners of the last eight Series A titles, are keeping a close eye on Bellingham as they build a team for the future.
Fabio Paratici, the chief football officer of Juventus, has a strong network of contacts within English football and has helped players from there such as Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez, Patrice Evra and Aaron Ramsey.
But Juventus faces a difficult task of winning the race, as Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all shown a strong interest in Bellingham, which still earns £ 145 a week as a scholar at St Andrew’s.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all shown a strong interest in Bellingham
The central midfielder still earns £ 145 a week as a scholar in St. Andrew’s
Bayern Munich is also thought to be interested, as Bellingham continues to improve amazingly in the championship.
Blues boss Pep Clotet said: ‘We are aware of the interest in him. He was watched from the beginning since he was 13 or 14.
‘Half of Europe was here before the Middlesbrough game. He is used to it and I am used to it.
“I always said that it is very good that clubs show an interest in our players, because this means that we have good players.”
Many European clubs have sent scouts to see the youngster practice his trade in Birmingham