Who is Manchester United target Jude Bellingham?


Who is Manchester United target Jude Bellingham?

Manchester United players have been told by club officials that the recruitment department is working on sealing at least two deals before the end of the January transfer window, with Birmingham City's Jude Bellingham being mentioned as a target.


Jude Bellingham made his first-team debut earlier this season, and has so far started 18 of Birmingham's 29 Championship games, and he is still only 16-years-old.


Manchester United have reportedly already offered £30 million for the Englishman, who is the captain of England's U17s, leading England to winning the Syrenka Cup during last September, and he was named as the player of the tournament.


Bellingham has featured in 25 Championship games this season, scoring four goals and assisting another.


With the Bruno Fernandes deal seemingly reaching a deadlock, Manchester United are already weighing up their other options, and with Bellingham's current contract at Birmingham expiring next year, United do not want to take any chances.


When making his debut, Bellingham became Birmingham City's youngest ever player, being just 16 years and 139 days old, a record that had been held for 50 years by Trevor Francis, one of Birmingham's most prolific goal scorers of the 70s.


Bellingham would fit United's new youthful strategy, and would certainly plug many gaps that have been left in midfield by the recent departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera, as well as for the players that are out injured, such as Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.


This deal seems to depend on if the Bruno Fernandes deal eventually goes through, which right now, seems to be taking forever to be completed.