Amongst the many problems for Manchester United is midfield. The Red Devils need help in that area, preferably in January if the right player comes along. That explains Man United tracking Jude Bellingham.
Who is that, you may ask? Well, Bellingham is a 16-year-old who is currently plying his trade for Birmingham City.
The story comes from The Sun, who state that United are tracking the talented midfielder. Furthermore, the club have sent Mike Phelan to ‘check up’ on the starlet.
It isn’t all good news, though, with Birmingham not planning on losing Bellingham in the near future – which probably rules out a mid-season switch for the up-and-comer.
Not everyone makes their professional league debut just two months after their sixteenth birthday, but that’s exactly what happened to Bellingham back in August. Not only that, though, the teen would go on to net a winner past Stoke City; making him the youngest scorer in Birmingham history.
The Reds aren’t the only team linked with a move for Bellingham, as Bayern Munich are also keen, again according to The Sun.
With respect, I’m sure Bellingham is going to be a quality player in a few years. However, United need at least one or two midfielders who can come into the squad and play games immediately.
United crave for that creative spark in midfield, hence why names like James Maddison are constantly linked with Old Trafford moves. For me, if United can sign Bellingham then go for it, but don’t expect big things from him as he’ll need time to develop.
As we always say, signing stellar footballers in January is notoriously tough. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already missed out on the Erling Haaland signing, so if he is planning on spending money next month, he better have done his homework and ensure the right player is signed…