Man United held negotiations with 18-year-old English midfielder

If Paul Pogba leaves Man United, they should only look as far as Jude Bellingham for his replacement. That is according to European football expert Julien Laurens. He said that United should look to replace Paul Pogba with Jude as their immediate replacement even though he is only 18 years old.

He added that Man United need to move quickly for Jude, or else his asking price is only going to continue to soar. Earlier on he also commented about how mature Bellingham is, praising his conduct when he interviewed him following one of Borussia Dortmund’s games with Man City in the UCL last year.

Laurens even went so far as to say that the 18-year-old midfielder reminded him of Cesc Fabregas in the way he imposed himself and bossed games at such a young age. Jude Bellingham joined Borussia Dortmund in June 2020 from Championship side Birmingham City.

Birmingham strangely retired Jude’s shirt number 22 when he left the club, despite just one year in the senior side. But Jude had been within the Birmingham academy since aged 8 and was one of the driving factors behind them staying in the division at the end of the campaign.