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Bellingham travels to Germany for Dortmund medical

The Birmingham City wonderkid is poised to become the most expensive 17-year-old in history

 
2:34pm on Thursday 16th July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Jude Bellingham has travelled to Germany to complete his medical ahead of a big-money move to Borussia Dortmund.

Despite interest from Manchester United, a fee in the region of £26m has been agreed for the 17-year-old, which would make him the most expensive player of that age in the world.

On Thursday morning, Bellingham flew to Dortmund on a private jet, where he is expected to undertake his medical in the coming days.

The Englishman became Birmingham’s youngest player in history when he made his debut against Portsmouth in the League Cup, and has continued to develop into one of the most exciting young prospects in English and European football.

He has gone on to score four goals and assist two others for the Blues in the Championship so far this campaign, in a team which has struggled in the bottom half of the table.

At national level, he has captained both the England U15s and U17s.

In January, Bellingham was heavily linked with a move to Man United and was even invited for a tour of their Trafford Training Centre.

Dortmund have allegedly won the race to sign him due to their track record of bringing young players through to feature in the first team at a young age, while they can also point to the success of Jadon Sancho who joined from Manchester City to become one of the elite wingers in Europe thanks to the opportunities he has been awarded.

If the deal goes through, Bellingham is still expected to feature for Birmingham in their last two matches of the Championship season against Preston and Derby.

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