Manchester United Joins Race to Sign Jude Bellingham, Renews Interest in Frenkie De Jong

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Manchester United have joined the race to sign Jude Bellingham, With Frenkie de Jong still on the team’s radar.

Manchester United Jude Bellingham

Manchester United will now battle the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Manchester City in the race to sign the highly-rated Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder while keeping tabs on Barcelona playmaker Frenkie De Jong.

While top and elite European clubs have indicated interest in signing Jude Bellingham, Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City are ahead of others to sign the 19-year-old.

Despite crashing out in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup, Jude Bellingham was on top of his game in Qatar. He was instrumental in England’s group stage triumph and round-of-16 win over Senegal.

Jude Bellingham’s World Cup performance has further attracted more suitors, with Borussia Dortmund now facing prospects of a better offer for the player.

Manchester United Jude Bellingham

Manchester United are among the latest slew of clubs that have indicated interest in signing Jude Bellingham. However, they have been said to be secret admirers of the England star since his days at Birmingham City.

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There were rumors of Bellingham joining Manchester United before he moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2020 from Birmingham. His parents reportedly visited Carrington and met Manchester United officials, including former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, nothing was ascertained between Bellingham’s parents and Manchester United after the visit. The budding football talent later moved to Borussia Dortmund, where he established himself as one of the most promising young talents to watch out for.

Manchester United Jude Bellingham

Now, Manchester United is keen on making a move for the 19-year-old in the January transfer window. The Old Trafford club wants to woe Bellingham to Old Trafford with the promise of building Man United’s future around the young star.

Manchester United’s chances of signing Jude Bellingham will be very low, given the lack of Champions League football compared to rival Premier League clubs interested in striking a deal with Bellingham.

Liverpool, followed by Manchester City, is ahead of other clubs in the race to sign Bellingham. Hence, it is very unlikely Erik Ten Hag will rub shoulders with Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola to sign Bellingham.

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Meanwhile, the Red Devils have reportedly renewed their interest in signing out-of-favor Barcelona and former Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Manchester United Jude Bellingham

Manchester United have been on the trail of Frenkie de Jong in the last transfer window before the 2022/23 football season began. But De Jong chose to stick to Barcelona despite falling off the pecking order under Xavi Hernandez.

The Red Devils have now renewed interest in Frenkie De Jong and hope to sign the former Ajax midfielder in the January transfer window.

Also, Erik Ten Hag will be searching for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo in January. The former Ajax manager has reportedly reiterated the need to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after his contract was terminated by the club.

Manchester United will resume their Premier League campaign against Nottingham Forest on December 27 at Old Trafford.

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