Jude Bellingham’s meteoric rise has not gone unnoticed.
The precious resource of Birmingham City, only 16 years old, is courted by some of the best European clubs after bursting onto the championship scene.
The midfielder made his senior debut in August, becoming the youngest player ever to play for the Blues eclipsing the record set by Trevor Francis in 1970.
He became a key member of Pep Clotet’s team, making 35 appearances in all competitions and impressing by showing maturity beyond his years.
Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are thrilled with their teenage talent, while closer to home Manchester United and Chelsea are in the running for his coveted signature.
And a specific brief United reported that he had delivered agents and scouts who brought them to Bellingham.
ESPN reports that United used a phrase to inform representatives in an attempt to seal the transfers, asking agents and Scouts to find “respectful, humble, arrogant and” X factor “players.
Blues has rejected an offer from Old Trafford in the January window, but knows it will spark more interest in the coming months.
Bellingham has scored four goals this season, his first time making his debut against Stoke City in August.