Date: 1st January 2020 at 8:00am
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It wouldn’t be as glamourous a move as some of the other moves that have been mentioned.

But it does just give a little bit of an indication that his time at the club could be over sooner rather than later, not that I want that to be the case of course.

According to a report in The Telegraph, Newcastle United are interested in signing Jude Bellingham. Steve Bruce’s side join the likes of Liverpool and Bayern Munich that are interested in the 16-year-old.

I have spoken before about Bellingham’s future when the previous reports have come in, and my point remains the same, there needs to be some level of clarity surrounding his future before I can truly feel comfortable with how the club are managing him.

As Sam Wallace points out in a recent piece for The Telegraph, Bellingham can’t sign a professional contract until he is 17, which is in June. However, that shouldn’t be the end of the matter as far as the club is concerned.

Not only do they need to block incoming calls, as Brian Dick puts it, if they really want to give a signal of what they intend to do, then they need to give him a pre-contract agreement that will at least send a signal to the clubs that are after him that they’ll either have to pay through the teeth for him, or it will send a rather stern message that will hopefully put off a few of the bigger clubs from coming after him.

Whatever way the club decide to go about this, they need to make sure that they do it early because at the very least it gives them a lot more leeway when it comes to how they deal with his future.

Would you begrudge Bellingham a 'big money' move?





Much rather that than sell him on transfer deadline day and not have enough time to bring in his replacement.

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4 Replies to “Another club joins the hunt for Jude Bellingham, Blues need to take action soon – Report”

  • He has already signed a contract that will go up on his 17th birthday with a one-year extension.

    There’s nothing more the club can do at this stage.


  • It makes absolutely no difference if they agree something in principle with him before his 17th birthday. If a club comes in for him and he wants to go it will go to a tribunal and a compensation figure will be agreed at some point and there is nothing Blues can do to stop that. For what it is worth, I think he will most likely stay at Blues beyond this season and into the next before he goes anywhere. At which point he’ll be professional and the club will have more control over any protracted transfer. For now, he knows he gets first team football here and that isn’t guaranteed elsewhere.

  • Blues managed to hold on to trevor Francis for a good few years let’s hope that we can do the same with jude he is our life blood. Kr.o Dave blues.

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