Jude Bellingham has revealed that Jadon Sancho has helped him decide to pick Borussia Dortmund over Manchester United. The 17-year-old completed a €25m transfer from Birmingham City to the German giants after had been heavily linked to both United and Dortmund.
Bellingham received a tour at Man United’s training ground Carrington and even had club legend Sir Alex Ferguson talking to the midfielder. But eventually Bellingham fell in love with Dortmund and decided to push through a transfer to the German Bundesliga.
After he signed for the club, Bellingham said:
“The record Dortmund have got with young players in recent years is unrivalled in European football. Weighing all that up and the people we met there, the stadium and fanbase, it made me fall in love with the club as well. I’ve met Sancho and we have spoken. He is a great example of what you can achieve if you do the right things.”
He also admitted he was having difficulties with the pressure of the constant speculations. “I chose Dortmund because it is the perfect step for my development. I am just glad that saga is over. It was a lot of annoyance to me and there was a lot of noise at the time when all I wanted to do was play for Birmingham.“
“Now I haven’t got the chance to do that anymore, but I would like to think I made the most of it. It is sad this is how I leave Birmingham, but I am really optimistic about the future.”