Jude Bellingham

3 Things To Know About Manchester United Target Jude Bellingham

It has been reported recently that Manchester United , who currently find themselves in a ton of trouble, are once again looking towards building for the future.

It doesn't really matter that United have just one fit centre midfielder in the senior team in the form of Fred - not counting Andreas Pereira or Jesse Lingard here - and direly need quality emergency signings in the position.

Somehow Ed Woodward and co. see fit, instead, to splash the cash on 16-year-old English teenager Jude Bellingham. 

Yes, he's 16. And no, he's never played in the Premier League

In fact, we reckon there's quite a bit you don't know about the kid so here's a quick lowdown on Manchester United's latest addition in their...erm..'cultural reboot.'

3. He's an extremely talented player

According to Sky Sports, scouts from top clubs the world were taking notes as Jude Bellingham strutted his stuff for Championship side Birmingham against Cardiff City over the weekend.

The 16-year-old plays in centre midfield and is touted as one of the premier talents in that position in the world.

Even at his tender age, the lad has displayed the necessary physicality and tenacity to thrive in a league as rough as the Championship, having made 26 appearances so far this season.

2. £25 million is just supposed to be an opening bid

Birmingham City, who are in need of a cash injection, reportedly intend to start a bidding war between the big clubs interested in Bellingham. 

Despite United being at the head of the queue at the moment, £25m is expected to be just an opening bid from them. 

As Bellingham continues racking up appearances and developing as a player, Birmingham fully expect the price tag on the prodigious youngster to rise.

Manchester United want to be attracting the top English talent, it would seem. For that, they would likely have to cough up top dollar as well.

1. He's a Lionel Messi fan

Oops. Potential Manchester United player thinks Lionel Messi is the GOAT, and not Cristiano Ronaldo.

Absolutely unforgivable.

On a serious note though, Jude Bellingham once retweeted a post about Lionel Messi creating history by becoming the first man ever to win six Ballon d'Or - and hailed the Argentine as the GOAT.

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Let's hope that the dressing room at Old Trafford - replete with Cristiano Ronaldo fans like Marcus Rashford - don't rib him too much for it.

And let's hope the young player can channel some of Lionel Messi's magic on the pitch because it's something Manchester United could do with.