Wolves are among a number of clubs linked with a move for Birmingham City starlet, Jude Bellingham.
The teenager has been a standout performer for the Blues this season in the Championship. After breaking into the first XI, he’s already made 24 appearances this term.
However, Manchester United have today emerged as contenders to land the youngster. The Daily Mail reports that the Red Devils could be prepared to pay £25m for Bellingham.
And with United willing to splash such a sum, it could be wise for Wolves to simply leave them to it.
Unproven as yet
While Bellingham is clearly a very exciting talent, he’s done little yet to prove himself. Yes, he’s been good for the Blues and showed he can compete.
However, for a fee of £25m, you’d be expecting to see something consistently exceptional. Further to that, Wolves could also do with players who are ready to step into the first XI immediately.
Nuno Santo has played the same XI more than any other team this season. Along with Sheffield United, the Wolves boss is consistent in keeping faith with the same players.
Having Bellingham, then, might not work out too well for Wolves.
Wolves can do better for less
Wolves have splashed the cash in the last few seasons. Of course, sometimes a young player comes along who blows everyone away. Bellingham might well turn out to be that player.
But given the contacts that Wolves have in Europe and links to agent, Jorge Mendes, there has to be some thinking that the club could venture into the market and strike a bargain.
We’ve already seen them bring in the likes of Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves. Both for similar amounts or less than Bellingham is being touted at.
Jude Bellingham is a top talent, but it could well be a classic case of overpriced English youngster with this one.