Man United closely monitoring 16-year-old Championship rising star

The Red Devils are hoping that they have done enough to secure the signature of Jude Bellingham ahead of Borussia Dortmund. As per the same report, Man United have been tracking the Birmingham City midfielder for ‘months in the making’, with the footballer recently visiting the club’s training ground with his parents.

Red Devils have been putting down the foundations to try and sign Jude, who has impressed fans up and down the country with his displays this campaign. Bellingham has scored four goals and provided three assists in 35 matches across all tournaments for the Championship club, adapting to senior-level incredibly quickly.

U17 England international’s form has also caught the eye of Bundesliga side Dortmund, with Man United recognising that demand for the youngster will be high, as it’s added that they are, however, ‘hopeful’ that they have done enough to convince the midfielder to come to Old Trafford, having identified the footballer as a ‘prime target’.

This is a transfer that the team have been working on for months in advance. Man United are determined not to let the young talent fall through their cracks either, and so it stays to be seen if they can secure his signature this summer.

Given the signings of the likes of Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka last year, coupled with the signings of Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes who have their peak years still ahead of them, Jude appears to fit the mould in terms of the Norwegian manager’s transfer strategy as he seems to build a long-term plan at Theatre of Dreams.