Liverpool are among the clubs being linked with Birmingham City’s Jude Bellingham, who has been likened to the Tottenham Hotspur star.
A former Birmingham City midfielder believes the Blues will sell the Liverpool-linked Jude Bellingham this summer.
Liverpool are one of several clubs being credited with an interest in Bellingham, and were previously said to be ‘leading the race’ to sign him [90min].
The 16-year-old has scored or made seven goals in 28 Championship appearances for Birmingham this season – his first at senior level.
And a transfer could net the Blues as much as £50 million [The Sun].
Discussing Bellingham’s future with the latter publication, Paul Tait, who made his own City debut at the age of 16, said: “Lots of clubs want Jude. I personally think he will go in the summer — but I hope whoever buys him will loan him back.
“He could be as good as (the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder) Dele Alli, in fact I think he will go even further. He works harder and has a nasty streak in him.”
Alli is a player Liverpool were close to signing from Milton Keynes Dons in 2015, but lost out to Tottenham due to a ‘catalogue of errors’ [The Independent].
But if Bellingham lives up to Tait’s expectations – and becomes a Liverpool player, of course – then the Reds could finally rest easy.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona are among the others being credited with an interest in the Stourbridge native.