Bellingham moves to Borussia in ‘record deal’

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16-year-old English wonderkid Jude Bellingham has agreed terms with German giants Borussia Dortmund, according to Sport Bild.

The reported Manchester United target would become Dortmund’s record signing at around around €35m and follow in the footsteps of fellow Englishman, Jadon Sancho, if he were to make the move from his boyhood club Birmingham City in the summer.

The Stourbridge-born ‘wunderkind’ made his first team debut at the age 16 years and 38 days at the start of this season. He has since impressed in England’s second tier, the Championship, recording three goals and three assists in 31 league appearances, seeing him become Birmingham’s youngest ever player and goalscorer.

If he were to make the switch from St Andrews to Signal Iduna Park this summer, Bellingham would become the latest in a line of young English prospects who have made the move to Germany. Sancho, former West Ham defender Reece Oxford and ex Everton wideman Ademola Lookman all currently ply their trade in the Bundesliga.

Bellingham has yet to sign a professional deal at Birmingham since FA rules dictate that a player can’t agree to a full-time deal until they turn 17.

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