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The Red Devils were reportedly eyeing up a move for Bellingham before his switch to Germany with United reportedly obsessed with winning the race to sign him nearly a year ago.
However, United missed the chance to sign the 17-year-old wonderkid after refusing to match the £56,000-per-week wages offered by Dortmund, as per a report from ESPN.
Bellingham has barely skipped a beat since swapping Birmingham City for the lofty heights of the Bundesliga, having made 26 appearances across all competitions so far this season.
But the cash-strapped club could now be forced to sell some of their star players to alleviate the financial pressures of these unprecedented circumstances, with Bellingham reportedly at the top of their shortlist.
What is Ed Woodward waiting for?
The England international, who earned his first cap for his country during the 1-0 win over Ireland, has been one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise dismal season for Dortmund.
Capable of playing in the centre or on the left, not only would he be able to provide backup for Fred, but he’d also offer an alternative threat in attack, with a tally of one goal and three assists to his name this season thus far.
By comparison, the Brazilian midfielder is yet to register a goal or assist in 26 appearances in all competitions this season.
It’s no surprise that teammates like Jadon Sancho have swooned over the English teenager, with the 20-year-old even calling his compatriot “world class.”
Dortmund are doing it tough at the minute – both on and off the pitch – and Ed Woodward should seize the opportunity to take advantage of the situation by signing a player who is a future star in the making this summer.
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