Manchester United bid £25m for 16-year-old Jude Bellingham

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Manchester United are looking to make moves this January.

United are close to sealing a big money move for Sporting midfielder, Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes is expected to make one last appearance for Sporting against Benfica on Friday evening.

A deal will then be completed after the game.

And United are trying to buy another midfielder this January.

That's according to Duncan Castles, who reports that United have made an eye watering £25m bid for highly-rated 16-year-old, Jude Bellingham.

If that deal goes through, he would become the second most expensive 16-year-old of all-time, behind only Vinicius.

In August, Bellingham became Birmingham City's youngest ever player when he played for the club at the age of 16 years, 38 days.

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He has since played 24 times for the Championship side and scored three goals.

His performances have attracted attention from scouts across Europe, with Arsenal among the clubs interested in acquiring his services.

So, what's he like? United fans can see for themselves how good he is by watching the video below.

He does look like a player.

Birmingham Live reporter Brian Dick has watched him closely this season and here's what he has to say about him.

"First and foremost Jude is technically sublime, his touch is so assured the only times he ever loses possession are if he is too composed or taking too long in the hurly-burly of the Championship," he writes.

"He can pick a pass, time a run, finish a chance, it's all a bit easy for him.

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"Physically, like all 'next level' athletes he seems to glide around the pitch, he can leave opponents in his slipstream without appearing to change stride or direction.

"He's very mature in terms of his body shape and is rarely, if ever, knocked off the ball.

"It seems churlish to point out any weaknesses considering his development so far but he could perhaps be a bit more direct on the opposition box and not get sucked into trying too much in the middle of the park - though that was more a sign of his early games than recent matches."

If Bellingham makes the move, he could be a key part for both Man United and England in the future.

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