Sports

Owen Hargreaves urges Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool to sign ‘special’ Jude Bellingham ‘whatever the cost’


Owen Hargreaves is a huge admirer of ‘special’ Jude Bellingham (Picture: YouTube)

Owen Hargreaves has urged Premier League giants Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool to sign ‘special’ Jude Bellingham ‘whatever the cost’.

Bellingham, 18, has quickly developed into one of the most highly-rated players in Europe over the past two seasons.

Since joining Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham City in the summer of 2020, Bellingham has become one of the German club’s most important players and a regular for England.

The teenager was linked with Man United, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool before Dortmund won the race to secure his signature, and Hargreaves believes the Premier League clubs should go all out to sign him from Dortmund.

While Dortmund paid around £25m for Bellingham, he is now valued at almost £100m, but Hargreaves says top clubs should sign him ‘whatever the cost’.

‘First of all, against Man City [in the Champions League last season] he was the best midfielder on the pitch, with Kevin de Bruyne out there, which is crazy,’ Hargreaves told BT Sport.

‘Everyone’s going on about Haaland, “spend the money on Haaland”, and rightly so. But, honestly, if I’m a big team in England – Man United, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea – that is the guy you go and get.

‘That is the heart of your midfield for a decade. Whatever it costs, you go and make that happen because he is special.’

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has also heaped praise on Bellingham and believes he ‘improves every team on the planet’.

‘We’ve got some great young talent in this country. Jude Bellingham could be the one who has the full package,’ Ferdinand said.

‘To become captain, leader, man amongst men. To play multiple positions and dominate big games throughout his career.

The teenager is thriving for Borussia Dortmund and England (Picture: Getty)

‘It’s a big challenge to him and I don’t want to go overboard but I have to because what he does in all games when you see him, what he does, there’s a moment in the game where he makes you go, “he can’t be 18 years old”.

‘Whether it’s a bit of skill, or just a body position, the way you see him demand the ball from somebody, he does things that make you think, “that’s a 25-year-old who’s been playing at the top for five or six years”.

‘There aren’t that many players at that age, if any, where you can say he improves every team on the planet he goes to right now – at 18 years old. He improves every team.’

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on
FacebookTwitter and Instagram
.





READ SOURCE

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.