Birmingham Town teenager Jude Bellingham has finished a move to German giants Borussia Dortmund which could finally be worth above £30m.
The 17-year-outdated midfielder has signed a lengthy-phrase deal with Dortmund.
Bellingham, who is the Blues’ youngest player, will go away the Championship club immediately after their remaining activity of the time on Wednesday.
“I am very fired up to have joined one particular of Europe’s largest clubs,” said the England Under-17 worldwide.
“The direction they are heading in and how a lot they assist to make improvements to younger players produced it an straightforward final decision for myself and my household.
“I are not able to thank Birmingham City ample for what they have done for me, not just this past 12 months but considering the fact that the age of seven. Once a blue normally a blue.”
Dortmund had been Bellingham’s preferred option in advance of a variety of English golf equipment, which include Manchester United.
United even arranged a assembly with Sir Alex Ferguson when Bellingham visited their coaching floor.
On the other hand, Dortmund’s the latest remarkable record of developing younger gamers, most notably Jadon Sancho and Christian Pulisic, proved persuasive, in addition to Dortmund’s continuing existence in the Champions League.
In August 2019, Bellingham broke the document of former England striker Trevor Francis as Birmingham’s youngest player, when he produced his first-group debut aged 16 a long time 38 days.
He also scored the winner towards Stoke on his dwelling debut.
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