Jude Bellingham is a man in demand this summer after his meteoric rise at Signal Iduna Park with the Borussia Dortmund midfielder linked with a move to Liverpool and Manchester United.
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Jude Bellingham says he hopes to play for Birmingham City again before his career comes to an end as he dreams of guiding them to the Premier League.
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is a man in demand this summer following his meteoric rise at Signal Iduna Park. Liverpool and Manchester United are among the teams interested in the England international, but the Germans are unlikely to cash in on his prized asset in the next window after Erling Haaland struck a deal with Manchester City.
However, it appears it is only a matter of time until he returns to England, but the only team Bellingham can guarantee he will play for in the future is former City, who retired his shirt upon leaving the Midlands club for Dortmund at the summer. of 2020.
The 18-year-old hopes to wear the shirt again and lead them to the Premier League one day, but other than that he has no plans for his immediate future as he goes with the flow in the Bundesliga.
He told The Times: “You make it up as you go along. I’m in control of my own destiny, I suppose, and my own development if I put in the work.”
Birmingham’s decision to retire his jersey surprised Bellingham. “To be honest, I probably don’t deserve it, as far as my performances on the field,” he says. “I felt they were good, but the level you have to reach to get your shirt removed is very high.
“As I always say, he’s not retired but booked for when he comes back and hopefully takes them to the Premier League.”
Bellingham will be without his accomplice Haaland next season and is sorry to see him go, not only because of his prowess in front of goal, but because of his positive off-field presence in the locker room. The English revealed that he spoke with the Norwegian after sealing his transfer to City and wishes him the best.
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He added: “I spoke to him after it was announced and told him that I was very happy for him, that he was able to fulfill the next step of his journey and his dream as a footballer.
“Obviously he’s a brilliant player, but also a brilliant lad, and that’s one of the things I’m going to miss the most: the vibe that he brings to the locker room, the way he is with the players. A really good character to have, a El City are very lucky to have such a player.
“If you look at the way he impacts games with his goals and even when he doesn’t have the ball, when teams play against him they drop five or 10 yards deeper, so he gives players like me the time with the ball for Be Expressive. Playing with it is so much fun and I’m going to miss it next year.”