He really couldn’t have picked a better time to do it could he?
And I’m not talking about during the game, but during the season.
With stories surrounding the future of 16-year-old’s future in the days leading up to the game, he was presented with the perfect opportunity to try and get people talking about his on the pitch exploits rather than what is happening off it, and he did exactly that by giving the Blues the lead inside five minutes.
And in perhaps a not so subtle manner of trying to do the same, the club’s Twitter account posted a video of his celebration from the goal, using it as ‘Monday Motivation’, and it gave fans the chance to essentially plead the club not to sell him. There were even some who believed that he could be in line for a bit of a promotion at St Andrew’s.
Don’t sell him please 😞
— BensBuds (@BudsBens) January 20, 2020
A tear in ones eye at that celebration 💙
— hallie jade o’donovan (@jadekray) January 20, 2020
He can be our catalyst to get back to the Prem next season, that's worth 100m rather than the 25 they're offering now
— Matt (@AlrightMySon) January 20, 2020
Please don’t rush to cash in on him! Let’s show some ambition for once and keep our young players!!!!! He’s only going to get better and worth loads more!!
— Tony Fay (@tf0711) January 20, 2020
You sell him now and I’ll batter you
— B.A (@Coop8517) January 20, 2020
Go on make him the clubs youngest captain!! 😂
— Lee W1875 (@LeeW1875) January 20, 2020
Give him the captains armband
— Martyn Dennison (@martyndennison) January 20, 2020
— ✖️Bane the Brummie🐍 (@ReignofBane) January 20, 2020
Will Bellingham be a Blue at the start of next season?
But with a story in The Times coming out after the game that the Blues are actually willing to sell him providing they can keep old on him until the summer of 2021, you never know what kind of twists and turns this story is yet to take.