Arsenal asked to “cut” five in Bellingham swap deal to correct Edo’s mistake
Arsenal have been urged to “cut” five players to sign Borussia Dortmund star Judd Bellingham.
The England international has emerged as one of the most exciting talents in European football after moving from Birmingham City to Dortmund in the summer of 2020.
Manchester United They were very keen on the midfielder at that point and Jürgen Klopp It is now said Make him the first goal for LiverpoolBut Darren Bent says his move to the Bundesliga made perfect sense.
He said: “It makes sense for his development because he has had more playing time, in the Champions League, in Dortmund than with United.” TalkSPORT.
Then Bent, an Arsenal fan, urged Arsenal chiefs to offer a bold swap deal for the 18-year-old.
“I was literally changing five players for him, I was chopping five players for him,” he joked.
“[Granit] Shaka, [Mohamed] Elneny, Cedric, [Bernd] lino, [Calum] the rooms. There are your five and I’ll give you £50m to get it.”
Arsenal were reportedly close to landing at Bellingham before Edu was appointed technical director, according to former captain Tony Adams, before the Brazilian attacked the ball.
“I think he lost this while the Chief Scout moved,” Adams said. Sky Sports last year.
“He was spotted very early on, not by me but by Arsenal’s recruitment office. The head scout was totally throwing it in and the high probability that he is.
“The new sporting director Edu came from Brazil and had neither European nor UK experience and I think he was lost in the transition period.
“Unfortunately the chief scout made the deal but we missed it. He is a great talent but unfortunately he has not joined the right club.”
Adams added: “They are the kind of players we need to keep at Arsenal if we want to develop and move forward.
“We need this type of player, take them to Arsenal and build an exceptional team in the league. He is a great talent but unfortunately he has not joined the right club.”