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Manchester united lose transfer battle for England Midfielder

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With two premier league games remaining, they continues to be strong interests of how Manchester united will finish the season with one point separating them from third place Chelsea,who secured a place in the FA cup final against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side courtesy of a 3-1 win for Chelsea.

Leicester city however,lost to Tottenham hotspurs yesterday and that has come as a huge boost for both Manchester united and Chelsea in the race for Champions league football next season.

Meanwhile,Manchester united are said to be preparing for next season as the club is being continuously linked with some players, and they are one of few teams who will have money to spend this summer despite the corona virus outbreak which have had an impact on the finances of football clubs.

But according to reports,Manchester united have lost the transfer battle for England midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has joined Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £25m,after Manchester united pulled out all the stops to sign Jude Bellingham this summer.

The Birmingham City star and England Under-17 international ticked all the boxes for United in their recruitment process: a young British player with supreme levels of technical ability and tactical understanding and a motivation to reach the top level,In March, United’s flirting with the midfielder became an open courtship.

He was given a guided tour of the club’s Carrington training facilities, was introduced to Sir Alex Ferguson, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club’s chief transfer negotiator Matt Judge, and Eric Cantona was even said to have had a role in the charm offensive.

While Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is the club’s priority signing this summer, Bellingham was another key target and should have been more attainable,He has made 43 appearances in the Championship this season for the Blues and established himself as a star in England’s second tier.

Bellingham was thought to be available for £25million, a little more than the £20million United offered in January, according to ESPN,Having celebrated his 17th birthday in June, Bellingham’s potential is huge and he looks to have a long career at the top level ahead of him.

The issue for United was whether they could convince the teenager that he would be afforded sufficient game time at Old Trafford.

Bellingham is a dynamic midfielder and despite his obvious potential, it is debatable as to whether he would be able to break the current United midfield trio of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic,That is before factoring in Scott McTominay and Fred, who have also enjoyed fine seasons.

United are now well stocked in midfield and while the Birmingham star would undoubtedly provide competition for places, he would have likely had to have settled for a squad role next season and perhaps beyond.

That in itself may have adversely impacted his development at a vital stage and it is within this context that he underwent a medical with Borussia Dortmund this week,Dortmund have built a reputation for investing in young talent and allowing them to become first team regulars at a Champions League club who challenge Bayern Munich for domestic honours.

The most prominent example is Sancho, who joined from Manchester City in 2017.

Now aged 20, the winger is a full England international and has scored 34 goals in 99 first team appearances for the German giants,He has established himself as an elite young talent, with the Red Devils now poised to pounce this summer,He has established himself as an elite young talent, with the Red Devils now poised to pounce this summer.

A similar career trajectory could play out with Bellingham: three or four seasons in the first team at Dortmund where he establishes himself as one of Europe’s elite talents before being sold at multiple times the transfer fee for which they signed him.

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