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Liverpool report: Reds among favourites to sign Jobe Bellingham

Birmingham City midfielder Jobe Bellingham
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Liverpool (opens in new tab) are reportedly leading the race to sign Birmingham City (opens in new tab) starlet Jobe Bellingham.

The 16-year-old midfielder is the younger brother of England star Jude - who left the Blues for Borussia Dortmund (opens in new tab) two years ago in a deal worth £25 million.

According to the Mirror (opens in new tab), Manchester City (opens in new tab) and Newcastle (opens in new tab) are also keeping tabs on Jobe - who has yet to make his first senior start.

In fact, he only made his first-team debut in January, coming off the bench as Birmingham lost 1-0 to Plymouth Argyle in the third round of the FA Cup.

Clearly, these are still extremely early days in Jobe's career - but a big move could be on the cards.

While Birmingham have offered him scholarship terms, he would be able to sign a professional contract elsewhere after he turns 17 in September.

And if he develops into anything like the player his brother already is, someone could be getting themselves an absolute bargain.

As for Jude, he has just committed his future to Dortmund for next season (opens in new tab) - amid rumours of a switch to Anfield of his own.

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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and can also occasionally be found watching Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...