Birmingham wonderkid Jude Bellingham is said to have enjoyed meeting Sir Alex Ferguson during his tour of Manchester United’s training ground. The 16-year-old midfielder is at the top of the Red Devils’ transfer wishlist, and made a visit to United’s state of the art Carrington facilities on Monday. While on a tour of the training base, Blues star Bellingham met former manager and Red Devils legend Ferguson, who was visiting with his wife, Cathy. According to Sky Sports, Bellingham was impressed with what he saw at the training ground, and was delighted to get the opportunity to meet Ferguson in person.
Birmingham wonderkid Jude Bellingham met Sir Alex Ferguson
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The teenager does has reservations about how much playing time he will get at United though, which could sway his decision in the summer transfer window. Birmingham have given the teenager permission to speak to other clubs before the end of the season. The Championship club are resigned to selling the midfield-sensation, but are hoping to earn a transfer fee of around £50million.
Bellingham is said to have enjoyed meeting Ferguson during his tour of United
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Bellingham has been compared to a young Steven Gerrard, and has attracted attention from a number of top clubs in world football. Dortmund are among the clubs keen on landing him, but United are determined to beat the German side to the punch this time. United were in hot pursuit of Erling Haaland in the January transfer window, but Dortmund won the race for the forward.