Birmingham starlet Jude Bellingham, 17, on verge of completing record-breaking transfer to Borussia Dortmund

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Jude Bellingham is close to completing a record-breaking transfer to Borussia Dortmund. The Birmingham City midfielder, who only turned 17 last month, has reportedly passed his medical in Germany and signed a contract with BVB worth a reported £3million per year. Getty Images – Getty Bellingham is said to have already signed his five-year deal at Dortmund Manchester United had done their best to convince the starlet to choose them. The Premier League giants invited the teenager to their training ground earlier this year where he was met by legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. as well as current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But Bellingham has instead decided on a move to Dortmund, who have agreed a deal with Birmingham understood to be worth in excess of £25m. Bellingham will become the most expensive 17-year-old in world football when the transfer is formally announced. Jermaine Pennant urges ‘fantastic talent’ Jude Bellingham to stay at Birmingham amid reported interest from Man United The England Under-17 international has thrived for Birmingham in a breakthrough season, scoring four goals and registering two assists in 42 appearances. He will hope to have the same success as Jadon Sancho, who swapped Man City for Dortmund at the age of 17 three years ago. The England forward, 20, has gone on to become one of the world’s best young talents and had an impressive 33 goal contributions in just 32 Bundesliga games last season. Now, Sancho, who is valued at around £100m, continues to be heavily linked with a big-money summer move to Manchester United. GETTY – Getty Images Sancho has led the way for the likes of Bellingham to try their hand in Germany David Dodds, a former talent ID manager for England’s youth sides, insists Bellingham is ‘as good as anything I’ve ever seen’. He said: “He’s got everything. The way he moves; his technical ability. “He’s incredibly bright in terms of football intelligence, tactical ability, tactical knowledge, knowing what to do, where to be. “As good as anything I’ve ever seen, comfortably.”,
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