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Wolves: Fosun had major howler not signing Jude Bellingham

Wolves have been fairly active in the transfer market since Fosun took charge of the club back in 2016 in terms of bringing new players to Molineux.

However, one example of a potential transfer deal that the Midlands club didn’t secure that has now proved to be a big mistake from the Chinese conglomerate is one for Jude Bellingham.

Back during the 2020 January transfer window, journalist Alan Nixon claimed that the Molineux outfit were “desperate” to sign the former Birmingham City midfielder before he eventually joined German club Borussia Dortmund in the following summer window in a deal worth a reported fee of £25m.

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Since joining the Bundesliga side, the Englishman has gone on to make 81 appearances across all competitions including the Champions League and Europa League, scoring ten goals and providing 16 assists along the way.

This season has seen the midfield maestro play more minutes in the Bundesliga than any other outfield player in Marco Rose’s squad, chipping in with three goals and six assists, ultimately earning himself an overall performance rating of 7.2 from WhoScored, making him the third-highest rated Dortmund player below Erling Haaland and Marco Reus, showing just how important he is to his team.

The 18-year-old sensation has also started to become a regular in the senior England national team by making ten appearances since his debut in November 2020.

In April 2020, a few months after Wolves missed the chance of securing a deal for the midfielder, Transfermarkt rated his market value at £9.9m, but it now stands at a massive £67.5m, highlighting just how much the teenage talent has blossomed since his move to Germany.

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Labelled as a “leader and also one of the most vocal in the team” according to Dortmund teammate Mats Hummels, as well as having a “scary” amount of potential by Roy Keane, it’s safe to say that Fosun dropped the ball by not securing Bellingham’s signature when they were apparently so eager to sign him.

With the Englishman having been linked with a move back to the Premier League with Liverpool and Manchester United reportedly interested in him, it’ll be intriguing to see whether Wolves will be facing off against their previous transfer target in the future and see first-hand why they made a mistake in not signing him.

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