I think it’s not so much the annoyance that he’s leaving that’s the problem.
With Jude Bellingham being linked with a move away for a number of months now, it was always going to be a case of when not if the 16-year-old were to leave the club, and according to a recent report from ESPN, that very much appears to be the case as German side Borussia Dortmund have reportedly agreed a deal to take him this summer.
The reported fee for the deal appears to be around £20m according to the report, which is a bit of a comedown from the supposed £30m that was being touted around his name a couple of months ago.
And in the eyes of Birmingham City fans on social media, that quite simply isn’t enough.
Is £20m a fair price for Jude?
When the news came through that the deal was in its final stages, they seemed furious to find out that our prized possession was being let go for a far sight less than what we expected given the rumoured fees. There were even a couple who seemed concerned with how the fee was going to affect our business in the summer window.
Disappointing but we’re not really in a position where we can argue too much. The recruitment this summer needs to be perfect.
— Boy Afraid (@Matt_1976) June 22, 2020
Sold on the cheap again
— Andy (@andybcfc1875) June 22, 2020
The transfer window is going to look very different now with clubs unwilling to part with big money driving costs down. I wait till its official but considering the current climate its not a bad deal either. With add ons and possible future sell on which could be massive for us!
— Jon Merrell (@IMRMEZZI) June 22, 2020
20m is not a good deal for what we wanted and what his potential is worth but of this was a few years ago he wouldn't even have made us 5m so it's whatever
— Swanny (@Swanny1875) June 22, 2020
Reports of £20m for Bellingham. Is a joke. Constantly getting ripped off this club. #bcfc
— Andy Lovell (@MyNoseisBlue) June 22, 2020
— Tom Coley (@tomcoley) June 22, 2020
What about you? What do you make of the £20m fee for Bellingham?