It’s almost like seeing a father sending his son off to University.
Although very rarely does the father receive a £25m bonus whenever the son steps foot on campus, but you get the gist.
Former Blues boss Pep Clotet took the opportunity yesterday to wish 17-year-old Jude Bellingham all the best in his future career, following his final game for Blues against Derby County on Wednesday.
It was of course Clotet who gave Bellingham his first game for the club back in August, and the two have been practically tied at the hip since then. When you think of one in the future, you’re likely going to think of the other.
Is Jude Bellingham our Player of the Year?
So it presented Blues fans with an opportunity to thank Pep for his part in Bellingham’s young career, and many wishing the Spaniard the best for the future.
Thankyou for looking after him the season and showing how good he is…..without you pep this lads journey may not have started this early, and we wouldnt have some funds, best of luck pep miss that smug smile💙 KRO both
— Ian Barclay (@swiftshock16) July 23, 2020
Credit to you Pep for bringing Jude into the team. 👏🏻 Best of luck to both of you in your next roles!
— Rob Jones (@robjones1875) July 23, 2020
You gave him that chance. KRO 💙
— Jamie-Leigh Lilly (@jamielilly10) July 23, 2020
And Pep..you deserve some recognition too for giving Jude game time. So hats off to you. All the best Pep and remember… pick a club where there is just your influence on the team and not there's above you. Both of you… i wish you look and Keep Right On 💙👊👊
— Johnboy (@1875Johnboy) July 23, 2020
Well said Pep and we should not forget what you have done for the club 🤝, hope your future takes you further, thanks both you guys KRO.
Even though personally cant see any future in our club as we speak 😪
— Stephen Rowley (@StephenRowley69) July 23, 2020
One thing We can appreciate is the amount of time and trust you have put into Jude and giving him that chance to shine! You made it possible and Jude delivered!
— Luke (@ItsLukeee9) July 23, 2020
What about you? What do you make of Clotet’s comments?