THERE could be another Bellingham playing for Borussia Dortmund.
Jude, 18, arrived from Birmingham in a deal worth up to £30million in July 2020.
And now the German giants are increasingly keen on signing younger brother Jobe, who only turned 16 last month, and is also emerging at St Andrew’s.
Jobe nearly broke his brother’s Blues record of becoming their youngest player earlier this season.
Then aged 15, he was named on the bench for the EFL Cup ties against Colchester and Fulham in August, but failed to come on.
Neither midfielder has an agent and it is dad Mark — a former non-League striker and police officer — who looks after their affairs.
He is a strong character who has not been afraid to tell agents hoping for a cash cow to take a running jump.
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For the time being, the family are keen for Jobe to stay in Birmingham but Dortmund seem confident they could reunite the siblings at some point
Many observers in Dortmund believe Jude has been the team’s best player this season with coach Marco Rose calling him “near perfect”.
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MOST football chiefs are self-confessed technophobes.
When football first returned during lockdown, Mikel Arteta and Sean Dyche were among the few coaches who stayed at home, operated the Zoom calls and put up the club’s sponsorship boards behind them.
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, 34, still does some of his press duties from home.
He did it yesterday before this week’s German Cup game with Borussia Monchengladbach.
But he often stays clear of the official club clothing and dresses like an accountant.
NORWICH are having a rough time in the Premier League.
But the club continue to be progressive off the pitch and have given a promotion to Mariela Nisotaki, one of the few female scouts in European football.
Greek Nisotaki, who joined as a first-team analyst, is the Canaries’ first head of emerging talent, identifying and monitoring the best talent in the 17 to 21-year-old age range.
SOME extraordinary fixture scheduling in Europe on Sunday…
We had the biggest club game in English football — Manchester United versus Liverpool.
There was also Barcelona v Real Madrid, Inter Milan v Juventus, Marseille v Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax v PSV Eindhoven plus Brondby v FC Copenhagen.
Speaking to leagues and broadcasters, it seems it was just a weird coincidence.
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