Borussia Dortmund was awarded Jude Bellingham last summer. Now the BVB chief scout reports how long the transfer had been planned.
Hamm – Once again, Borussia Dortmund was awarded a top European talent in July 2020. Jude Bellingham joined the BVB squad despite numerous interest from other heavyweights. The club from Dortmund transferred 23 million euros for the then 16-year-old to the Birmingham City training club. Now it comes out: The Transfer was planned years earlier.
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BVB: Transfer of Jude Bellingham planned for 2017 – Chief Scout reports
Borussia Dortmund started in 2017, Jude Bellingham to observe. The shooting star, who in his debut season at BVB 46 appearances in competitive matches and eight goal participations, was active for England’s U15 national team at the time. Three months later it was BVB chief scout Markus Pilawa again on site, as he at Spox reported. “The good impression was more than confirmed there, we saw it even better. From then on, the matter took its course, ”said Pilawa.
Already to Jude Bellinghams 16th birthday knocked Borussia Dortmund in the midfield all-rounder. The BVB During this time he built up a good relationship of trust with his family and management. “We showed him a clear plan and his strengths and weaknesses profile, where and how we see him and why his profile suits us and the composition of our midfield,” said the BVB chief scout.
BVB: Dortmund wanted to transfer Jude Bellingham on his 16th birthday
The competition is supposed to be in advertising Jude Bellingham Have been “damn hard”. The BVB Nevertheless, he was awarded the contract – but only long after his 16th birthday. Jude Bellingham decided to do his first professional minutes at his home club. As a rejection of the BVB Markus Pilawa did not evaluate this, however.
Ran 44 times Jude Bellingham for the professional side of Birmingham City in the English second division. In the championship, the now physically robust box-to-box player demonstrated his enormous talent. “You wouldn’t believe it, but when I saw him live for the first time at a U23 game in Birmingham City, he was still relatively skinny and physically average,” recalled Markus Pilawa.
BVB: Jude Bellingham was “physically at most average” before the transfer to Dortmund
Was Jude Bellingham lacking muscle mass, he made up for responsibility as captain on the lawn, charisma and personality. “He dominated midfield with calm on the ball and lots of ball contacts, he controlled the game,” said Pilawa. Meanwhile does Jude Bellingham that’s exactly what Borussia Dortmund does.
Its rapid rise since his Transfer to black and yellow is known. Celebrated in September Jude Bellingham made his debut for England under-21s. Two months later the BVB-Star even in the squad of the senior national team. In the coming weeks it will take Jude Bellingham in the EM 2021, which will be broadcast live on TV and live stream on ARD, ZDF and MagentaTV.
BVB: Jude Bellingham is already being compared with England icons Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard
“Of course it was clear to us that sooner or later he would end up there. But we thought that he would go through the U21s for a year beforehand. But just as he skipped a stage of development here, he also did the same in the national dress, ”said Markus Pilawa. He admitted that he didn’t have a breakthrough until the second half of the season Jude Bellinghams calculated.
One thing is clear: sets Jude Bellingham its rapid rise in BVB gone, are his Career no limits. Comparisons with England icons like Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard are already being drawn. “Jude, like these two, has a strong personality, and the position is similar. But he is his own character and his own brand, ”said the BVB chief scout.
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