Is that really the end of that then?
Well according to one media outlet, we’re at the very least approaching the end of it, even if there are still a few more hurdles to jump over.
According to a report in Sportbild (via Sportwitness), a deal has already been reached between German side Borussia Dortmund and Jude Bellingham over a potential future transfer, however there is no news on whether or not a deal has been agreed with Birmingham City and the German side over a potential fee, whether that be a full transfer fee or some form of compensation.
Although let’s just hope it’s at least in the ballpark of the £30m that has been talked about in recent months.
If this report is indeed true, then that puts us in a bit of a difficult situation if you ask me.
It means that Bellingham for all intents and purposes isn’t really our player anymore, and that could really give us something to think about going forward when and if the season resumes. I’ve spoken before about how we need to start making plans for next season with our remaining fixtures, and the absence of Bellingham could and should really play a big part in that.
Do you care what club Jude Bellingham goes to if/when he leaves?
I’d like to see more of an emphasis put towards finding different combinations in the middle of midfield and how the team sets itself up.
Not only does this allow us to get a head start on the team for the 2020/21 season, but it should also give us a chance to protect our asset to some extent, meaning that the valuation for the fee, whatever that may be, won’t be in danger of dropping.
What about you? Do you think that this news could and should dictate how we use Bellingham going forward? Or should we be keeping things pretty much the same until he officially leaves, if he does at all?