Is it worth calling off the Player of the Season awards at this stage?
Seems like it’s a foregone conclusion at this stage who is going to pick up the honours, and it was today’s goalscorer, Jude Bellingham
The Blues drew 1-1 with Cardiff City on Saturday, in a game that didn’t really have many flashpoints with the exception of the two goals. In fact, you can tell that the game wasn’t exactly a thriller, because the main talking point coming out of the game surrounded the 16-year-old’s future rather than his performance.
The academy product has been the subject of a lot of speculation about his future, with a report this week suggesting that Manchester United have submitted a £25m bid for his services in recent days.
So when he put the ball in the back of the net early in the game, it wasn’t really the goal that the Blues fans were talking about. Indeed they seemed to be more concerned with what it might do to his potential value rather than the league table.
£75m or he’s going nowhere…
— Michael Ivory (@mikeivory91) January 18, 2020
That’s £50m Utd. Jude what are u doing 😩#KRO
— Phil (@philipelegbede) January 18, 2020
Please don’t take the 25mil hold out bigger offers will come
— UK horsetipster (@Chris94787544) January 18, 2020
Another £10m on his price!
— Blues and Bears (@BluesandBears) January 18, 2020
Man like jude 200mil pls 😂🔵⚪
— Blueslane2000_Twitch (@BluesLane2000) January 18, 2020
£50m nothing less
— Peter Tooze (@toozie9) January 18, 2020
— DanielDixon (@OfficialSupDan) January 18, 2020
Bellingham’s price tag gone up another 5 million after today
— Declan (@DecDavis_) January 18, 2020
Would you like to see Bellingham pushed up the pitch more often when we return?
And given the state of the club’s finances, it wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing if his value were to increase. Just in case things get desperate.