I didn’t expect to see one of our players ever linked with a club this size, but here we are.
According to a report in The Sun, Bayern Munich are interested in signing young Jude Bellingham.
There’s been a bit of a surge in young British players making the move to Germany recently, such as Jadon Sancho, Ethan Ampadu and Rabbi Matondo, and it looks as if our young Jude could be set to join them if the German giants get their way.
I spoke a couple of weeks ago when Liverpool were reportedly interested in buying him that we needed some sort of clarity on his situation. Well it appears as if we could be about to enter a bidding war for his services, which to me means that getting him tied down to a long-term contract becomes our number one priority when it comes to off the pitch matters.
As much as I would like him to spend his whole career at St Andrew’s and carry on breaking records, because everyone loves to see ‘one of their own’ flourish in front of them, I think we can all agree that every player has a price, and there comes a point when you just have to let a player go for the good of the club.
Whether is future lies in the second city or somewhere else, the fact of the matter is that we need to get him tied down as soon as we can for as long as we can. At least this way we will have a much more coherent plan when and if a bid ever does come for him.
What would you do if you were in the board’s situation? Would you let Bellingham be sold? Or do you think that he has the potential to stay in B9 for a long time to come and we should reject any offers that come in for him?
And before anyone comes back with the funny response, ‘sack Pep Clotet’ isn’t an available option.