Borussia Dortmund have been closing in on the signature of Jude Bellingham, and the transfer is now reportedly complete.
According to BILD, Jude Bellingham’s proposed move to Borussia Dortmund is a done deal. The Black and Yellows will pay a training compensation fee of 23 million euros for the Birmingham City midfielder, who will sign a five year contract with the club.
Despite having just turned 17 last month, Bellingham is enjoying a stunning breakthrough campaign in English football with second division side Birmingham City. He is already a regular for the Championship side, and has made a total of 38 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring four goals and providing three assists in the process.
His performances have helped him become one of the most sought after young players in Europe. He has attracted the interest of a number of big clubs, including Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Bellingham and his father reportedly gave their commitment to Borussia Dortmund before the coronavirus lockdown, and now it looks like the transfer will be made official soon.
The England U-17s international is primarily a central midfielder, but is also capable of playing out wide, as he has done on a number of occasions for his current team. It will be interesting to see what role he plays for Lucien Favre’s side next season.
Bellingham will become Borussia Dortmund’s second summer signing after Thomas Meunier. Der BVB aren’t expected to make any more signings after this, unless of course Jadon Sancho is sold this summer.