Rio Ferdinand, a former player for Manchester United, acknowledges that Manchester City has the upper hand in the pursuit of Dortmund star Jude Bellingham and anticipates his transfer to the Etihad.
With a string of outstanding performances, the superstar from England has lit up the World Cup.
Before his performances in Qatar, the 19-year-old was already one of the most exciting young players in world football, but in the past two weeks, his status has skyrocketed.
With his performances for England at the World Cup, the 19-year-old has quickly established himself as one of the brightest young talents in the game.
He has been a mainstay in Gareth Southgate’s midfield, making his debut against Iran and producing a stellar performance in the most recent match, a 3-0 victory over Senegal.
As a result of his performances for Borussia Dortmund, nearly every major club in Europe was interested in signing the outstanding teenager, including Liverpool, Manchester City, and Real Madrid.
Bellingham turned down the opportunity to join Manchester United in 2020 in favor of relocating to Dortmund, where he has been a regular for the past three years.
Bellingham is expected to leave Dortmund at the end of the current campaign, and United is once more interested in signing him.
The Bundesliga team wants to pay about £130 million for the teenager, but Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Manchester City are leading the race to sign him.
Ferdinand agrees, predicting that Manchester’s blue half will be successful in luring Bellingham to Manchester.
When asked about Bellingham joining Manchester City, Ferdinand stated on the Vibe with Five YouTube channel that he believes that Bellingham will.
Bellingham has some friends there, allowing him to travel to Madrid in five years.
No rush exists. He merely believes that because he was born in England, he is the best player and will take home the Premier League title.
Then, after a short while, he will travel to Madrid and repeat the process there.