The meteoric development of BVB youngster Jude Bellingham is not only causing a mixture of astonishment and enthusiasm in Germany. Especially in his native England, everyone is talking about the Borussia Dortmund midfielder. A living legend of Manchester United even believes the teenager is capable of a big triumph.
Jude Bellingham was again one of the most conspicuous players on the pitch in Dortmund’s 5-1 win over SC Freiburg. from sport.de the 18-year-old quite rightly got the Top grade 1.5.
The fact that Bellingham is already indispensable in his second year at BVB says a lot about the quality of the international. Four goals and ten assists in 26 appearances across all competitions speak for themselves.
Clubs from all over Europe have long been vying for the powerful driver, including the Premier League giants Manchester City, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC. According to media reports, if the worst came to the worst, Bellingham would have to pay more than 100 million euros. His contract in Dortmund is valid until 2025.
BVB star Bellingham “an extremely impressive player”
If Bellingham continues like this, those interested should scrape together every penny to be able to meet Borussia’s demands. Rio Ferdinand sees it that way too.
In a YouTube show the former Manchester United cult player got enthusiastic about Bellingham.
“At some point in his career he will win the Ballon d’Or,” predicted the 43-year-old: “Jude still has all the time in the world, but he is an extremely impressive player. What he has already achieved is remarkable.”
Bellingham’s performances in the Champions League quarter-finals against Manchester City last season left a lasting impression. “What he did there at the Etihad! I can still see Pep saying, ‘How old is he? How old is the boy?'” Ferdinand recalled.
In both duels between BVB and the Citizens, the very young Briton had excelled and even gave Dortmund the lead in the second leg. Nevertheless, the Bundesliga team was eliminated after two 1-2 bankruptcies.