With his final day now just a day away, it’s time for everyone to give Jude Bellingham their farewell message.
The club announced yesterday that the 17-year-old prospect will leave the club for Borussia Dortmund after tomorrow night’s game with Derby County, with some fans believing that he deserves to be given the captain’s armband for his final outing at St Andrew’s.
Speaking to the club website about the deal, Blues CEO Dong Ren spoke about the player that Bellingham has become, and thanking all parties involved for the way the whole situation was handled:
“We have always understood that such a talent would be coveted by some of the world’s biggest sides and I wish to thank Jude and his family for the way in which they have handled this situation. I also wish to personally thank the staff at the Club, and particularly those within our Academy, who have worked alongside Jude over the last eight years.”
Do you wish we could have held onto Bellingham a little longer?
Nice words on the face of it, but it didn’t take long for Blues fans to tear into the CEO for his comments, and more importantly using them as a stick to beat him with when it comes to his running of the club over the years.
Justifying selling one player whilst if the clown had ran the club properly we would be challenging for promotion and possibly kept him, get out of our club
— Ade Beaufoy (@BluenoseBeau) July 20, 2020
@XuandongRen professional on and off the pitch , maybe you need some pointers from him 💁♂️
— Chris Moore (@molsam11) July 20, 2020
A shame he has never understood how to run a football club, though. Total silence from him on that matter, as always. He needs to go
— Steve Whitfield (@Ste_Whitfield) July 20, 2020
Completely agree with the anger directed @ Ren. The club badly needs new ownership with a board that understands the club & supporters. But…..
We ran Sullivan & Gold out of the club after they saved us from administration & took us to the Premiership #CarefulWhatYouWishFor
— Noddy (@sellyoakblue) July 21, 2020
Please just reinvest the money in a decent rebuild and let a new good manager come in and do it.
— Benny Boy (@ben_wallcroft) July 20, 2020
shame nothing will be spent on new players
— Steven Hickman (@SteveLouReed) July 20, 2020
What about you? What do you make of Ren’s message?