Manchester United remain intent on bolstering their midfield and still see Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham as a target.
Several of Europe’s top clubs are said to be interested, with United in the chase, but the German side want to keep hold of their star man for at least an extra year.
Bellingham does sit high upon their list of transfer targets, as the club attempted to sign the youngster back when he played for Birmingham City.
With United desperate for a central midfielder and reportedly closing in on Frenkie de Jong, if they should decide to fork out the added money for this highly-rated teenager, they could complete the perfect midfield that would return Bruno Fernandes to his 2020/21 form.
During that season, the Portuguese star managed a remarkable 28 goals. With a solid central midfielder behind him like Bellingham, with the intelligence to pick him out in key spaces, it could allow his numbers to explode again.
The England international himself however also put up some very impressive numbers last term, and boasts an average SofaScore rating of 6.96. He has also impressed recently for his national side, with a 7.10 SofaScore rating in the Nations League.
For Dortmund in the league, he also made 11 goal contributions last season, which given the context of his age, makes him a fantastic player for the present and the future.
Manchester City star Jack Grealish recently spoke about how impressive he found the 19-year-old, stating that it is “scary” how good he is for his age.
He went on to say: “’He is just so mature. He is built like he is my age at 26. He has so much technical ability and he is mature for his age. I can tell you one thing, I was nowhere near as good at 18.”
This maturity could make him the perfect midfield partner for Fernandes, and allow both of them to have the space for their creativity to shine. It could be a scary affiliation for years to come.