Arsenal and Chelsea are among the clubs actively scouting Birmingham City starlet Jude Bellingham, according to The Telegraph.
Both Manchester clubs and Bournemouth are also credited with regularly scouting the brilliant 16-year-old.
Despite his tender years, Bellingham has become a mainstay in Pep Clotet’s team this season. He has played in 15 games and scored two goals from centre midfield.
The teenager has risen through the youth team at St Andrew’s and is now busy making waves in the first-team.
Bellingham is an England under-17 international and looks set for a really bright future.
News of Premier League interest won’t come as a surprise to Birmingham. His emergence through the ranks has been on the cards for a while and the real question is how much they can recoup for their talented youngster.
The nature of the clubs interested are bound to turn Bellingham’s head at some point.
Arsenal and Chelsea both have relatively young squads and a history of producing talented young players.
Both of the London-based outfits would also have a clearer pathway to the first-team. Frank Lampard has utilised his youth ranks this season, whilst current Arsenal boss Freddie Ljungberg worked with the academy before his promotion.
TBR Verdict – Arsenal would be wise to pounce on Bellingham
The financial predicament at Birmingham could tempt the club into selling their prized asset.
Arsenal would be wise to beat their rivals to the signing and land themselves one of the country’s most talented youngsters.
Bellingham has showcased himself as a brilliant midfield player and the sky really is the limit for the youngster.
Arsenal have endured a turbulent start to the 2019/20 campaign with Unai Emery collecting his papers and leaving the club.
Bellingham might not be a big name signing as such. Given his endless potential, however, the Gunners could reap the rewards in the coming years.