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Precautions United need to take in Jude Bellingham pursuit

Jude Bellingham
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A mega million transfer deal to Manchester United awaits the 16-year-old and his new employers need to take multitude of measures for his footballing development.

Rio Ferdinand gave Manchester United his blessing in signing Jude Bellingham. But it did not come with a word of caution.

The Birmingham City prodigy is just 16-years-old but is showing composure belying his youth. He has starred in the Championship this season, hitting the back of the net four times and laying down two assists in 32 league outings.

Although Manchester United have a leg up in his pursuit, interest across Europe is high in the young Englishman. The Red Devils need to be cautious in their approach if they are to make Bellingham a first team fixture.