Danny Murphy admits he’s shocked English wonderkid Jude Bellingham has opted to hitch Borussia Dortmund.
The 17-year-old Birmingham starlet will be part of the Bundesliga giants in a deal value round £25million following the Blues’ ultimate Championship recreation of the season on Wednesday night time.
That is regardless of main hyperlinks to Manchester United, who even invited Bellingham to their Carrington coaching advanced and enlisted Sir Alex Ferguson for assist.
Nonetheless, the attacking midfielder has determined to take the identical route as England star Jadon Sancho, who additionally selected Dortmund as the perfect route for his profession improvement.
Whereas issues have labored out fairly properly for Sancho, Murphy stays unconvinced that transferring overseas at such a younger age is the proper transfer – particularly when Premier League golf equipment had been .
“I’m shocked he’s going to Dortmund if I’m trustworthy,” Murphy instructed talkSPORT.
“Once you’re a younger lad, creating your life to soccer is difficult sufficient. To do it in a special nation and be taught a brand new tradition and language, you’re including new issues to the plate.
“You’re ready the place you aren’t simply specializing in coaching day by day.
“I do know he’s a brilliant expertise and I admiring him for doing this – I’m simply shocked when he had different choices.”
Murphy isn’t shocked, nonetheless, that Europe’s high golf equipment all courted Bellingham, having been tipped off in regards to the England youth worldwide final 12 months by his brother.
“The lad’s a expertise. My brother works in recruitment, he’s at Everton proper now,” Murphy added.
“He instructed me this child is the perfect round. He’s the perfect younger one, he’s obtained the lot, he may be no matter he needs to be.”