Plenty of Birmingham City fans have touched on the potential of Jude Bellingham remaining at the club past the summer transfer window.
16-year-old midfielder Bellingham has been one of the standout performers in Birmingham’s side, plus one of English football’s most promising young players to come through the academy setup.
Having burst on to the scene, the Stourbridge born youngster has gained interest from a number of top European sides, including Man United and Bundesliga side Dortmund.
However, due to recent events, football clubs are growing uncertain on how much money they will have to spend this summer, and that could lead to either smaller bids for Bellingham or the youngster staying at St. Andrew’s.
Having joined the Blues academy structure at eight years of age, Bellingham’s rise to first-team football has been remarkable to the say the least and fans will be hoping the latter comes true.
Reacting to this question – via Facebook group BCFC Fans Group, “Do you think the break in football and financial trouble posed will halt any bids for Bellingham?” – fans gave their opinion on the youngster’s future…
Steven Cale: Manchester United CEO has allegedly told fans there will be no big-money signings this summer. So, maybe as far as United are concerned
Gerard Stevens: Much lower bids, possibly £10m
Damian Kelly: yes – and/or reduce the size of the bids. Ironically it might lead to him staying a bit longer than he otherwise would have done
AlanDavid Richardson: No, but if price is right we can’t stop him leaving. KRO
Anthony Pedley: I think bids will still come in but much lower. The big clubs know the pressure little clubs face so will try to rob them of their best talent.
Dan Postans: No, but can’t see the value will be nowhere near what it was for anyone
Lee Brookes: No chance, we’ve seen him for the last time
Tony Pope: Preston North End
Dean Russell: No team is going to pay big bucks and wages until they know when the new season will start, plus there are issues around the transfer window…cannot see players being allowed to leave until this season has ended, that causes all sorts of problems…
Gordon William Haddow: No, but value will be reduced