I don’t want to tempt fate here, but by the sounds of it, the deal has finally been completed and we can put this all behind us.
Although, if things do change at a late stage, much like they threatened to do a few days ago, I honestly won’t be surprised.
According to a report in German outlet BILD, the deal between Borussia Dortmund and Jude Bellingham has finally been completed, with the 17-year-old set to sign a deal there until 2025, with the Blues receiving €23m in return for his services.
Are we being fleeced by accepting €23m for Jude?
What this will do for the rest of Bellingham’s season (will Dortmund still allow him to play for us now that he’s their player for instance) is yet to be known, but one thing we do know is that the fee, well short of what has previously been speculated regarding him certainly a bone of contention with Blues fans on social media, who had a variety of responses to the news, with some wondering if we’ll get anything else back for him.
Worth way more than 23 mil https://t.co/dBT7hWdoXQ
— Danielle Mitten (@Dannii91Mitten) July 2, 2020
Anyone complaining.. we’ve just received 20 odd million for a 17yo.. we were never gonna get much more than that..
He’s gonna be world class some day.. and the best thing about it.. was that he started his journey at Blues.
— Alex (@AlexHolbrook_) July 2, 2020
Never signed a pro contract so it's called compensation. Money to pay off some of our growing debts. Let's hope we get a good manager who can bring through more of our young talent, we have some great young players coming through. KRO
— JEZ (@jeza691) July 3, 2020
So €23m suppose considering we are a struggling team it’s good value doubt any of this money will be made available for future transfers knowing the people in charge
— bluenose (@NdelantyNeil) July 3, 2020
We'll get a decent chunk off the sell on fee then
— Drew Hart (@DrewRoryHart) July 2, 2020
I imagine a decent sell on clause and other add ons . I would hope they could agree some kind of deal were we could get potential loan deals for some of their youngsters included as part of a sweetener
— Blue_boy (@freethought42) July 2, 2020
What about you? What do you make of the fee we’re supposedly getting for Bellingham?