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Jude Bellingham urged to join Man Utd by former goalkeeper Ben Foster

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Jude Bellingham is under contract until 2025 at Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)
Jude Bellingham is under contract until 2025 at Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has urged Jude Bellingham to join his old club despite fresh links to Real Madrid.

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United, along with Manchester City and Liverpool, have all been linked with a move for the 19-year-old, who already has 17 caps for England and is considered one of the best midfielders in Europe.

United and Liverpool were thought to have the best chance of signing him while City also believed they were in pole position to bring Bellingham to the Premier League.

But fresh reports in Spain indicate that the Borussia Dortmund star has decided to turn down those clubs and join Real Madrid in La Liga as his next destination.

Foster, though, has told Bellingham to consider United and explained why he should also snub a move to City if they come calling.

‘For me personally, I would love to see him go to Manchester United,’ Foster told his YouTube channel.

‘I think he would thrive more at Manchester United, he’d have more responsibility and I think he would enjoy it there more.

‘I think he would know he’s the main man. I worry that if he went to a club like Man City he might just sort of [end up] a little like Jack Grealish.

‘He would just fade a little bit at Manchester City. So I would love him at Manchester United, I think he would smash it.’

Bellingham joined Dortmund from boyhood club Birmingham City in 2020 and has scored 13 goals in 100 games for the Bundesliga side.

He was named VDV Bundesliga Newcomer of the Season for 2020-21 and was included in the VDV Bundesliga Team of the Season for 2021-22.

Jamie Carragher has already warned there will be an ‘auction’ for Bellingham next summer, despite the fact that he is under c…

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