The English playmaker is having a great season for Real Madrid right now.
The 20-year-old has helped Madrid score eight goals and set up two others in eight La Liga games this season.
So far this season, Bellingham has scored two goals and set up one other for Carlo Ancelotti’s team in two UEFA Champions League games.
Pep Guardiola tried to get Jude Bellingham to join Manchester City.
That’s how Pep Guardiola, the boss of Manchester City, would have liked it if Bellingham had joined the team during the summer transfer window.
A report from Cadena SER says that City tried to get the England player to move to Manchester.
The conversation between Guardiola and Bellingham on the phone went for almost three hours.
The young player was told what the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss had in mind for him.
The Spanish news source said that Bellingham turned down Guardiola’s approaches, though.
The player had already made up his mind to move from Dortmund to Real Madrid, and he stuck to that choice.
In the end, Bellingham finished moving to Madrid.
If City had signed the 20-year-old, I think they would have made a great team. Guardiola called him “a fantastic player” when he was a youngster.
City would have been even stronger in the middle of the field with Bellingham on the field. He is already a world-class player.
He might end up at Manchester City in the next few years, you never know.
You can’t be sure.