REPORT: Bayern Munich Seek To Sign Birmingham City Midfielder

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Jude Bellingham of Birmingham City celebrates after he scores their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Stoke City at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

A 16-year-old from the Sky Bet Championship has been linked with a potential summer move to Bayern Munich by The Sun.

German Giants Chase Championship Teenage Sensation

From Birmingham To Munich

16-year-old Jude Bellingham is subject to transfer interest from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

The interest comes fresh off the back of the German side’s 7-2 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.

Bellingham could become the latest in a series of English talents to make the move overseas to improve their careers. According to Mike McGrath of The Sun, Munich have added the 16-year-old to the list of teenagers they home to bring to Germany.

The Blues midfielder has featured in six Sky Bet Championship fixtures so far this term; he has found the net twice, scoring against Charlton Athletic and Stoke City.

According to The Sun, scouts from a number of Europe’s elite sides travelled to Derby County to watch him last weekend; however, he was left as an unused substitute.

European Interest

Bellingham’s red-hot form in the England youth set-up has led to high levels of interest from overseas.

The England Under-17 international is a summer target for Bayern after they missed out on Chelsea‘s Callum Hudson-Odoi. The Bundesliga leaders eventually settled for Jamal Musiala and Bright Akwo Arrey-Mbi instead after being unable to sign Hudson-Odoi.

The 16-year-old captained England’s Under-17s to the Syrenka Cup last month; meanwhile, he has scored two goals in three games for the Young Lions and previously scored four goals in seven outings for the Under-16s.

Record Breaker

Bellingham’s winner at Stoke on August 31st declared him as City’s youngest ever scorer, finding the net at 16 years and 63 days.

Speaking about becoming a new record holder at St Andrews, Bellingham said: “It was a dream come true. It’s what I’ve dreamt of since I was seven years old, as soon as I joined the Academy.

“A goal in front of the Tilton End, then into the crowd and that’s exactly what happened! As soon as that ball hit the net, I was off to celebrate with my people!

“Lukas had to save me from getting a booking but I’m a fan as well, so me being in there felt like celebrating as a boy. Scoring here made it even more special.”

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