Former Birmingham City CEO Dong Ren has disclosed that Wolves wanted to sign Jude Bellingham before he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2020.
Even before Bellingham left Birmingham to sign for Dortmund, several top European clubs were circled around his signature.
Since the gifted wonderkid took the brave step of heading to Germany at such a young age, one can see why Wolves were always keen on his arrival.
Described as “exceptional” by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (via Sky Sports News), Jude Bellingham is rightly classed as one of the most complete midfielders in Europe.
For England as well, it is widely acknowledged that the 19-year-old was his country’s outright best player at the World Cup.
Wolves wanted to sign Jude Bellingham before he left Birmingham for Borussia Dortmund
Ex-Birmingham CEO Dong Ren has lifted the lid on the fact that Wolves were interested in signing Jude Bellingham in 2020.
“[Manchester] United made the biggest offer we received, compared to Bayern [Munich], [Borussia] Dortmund, Leicester [City], or other clubs like Wolves”, he told Mundo Deportivo.
Wolves fans should be positive about their club’s level of ambition
With some of the biggest clubs in the world keen on signing Jude Bellingham before he left Birmingham City to sign for Borussia Dortmund, Wolves were never hot favourites to land him.
However, the club’s fanbase should be delighted that those at the Molineux Stadium decided to back their project and compete for the £49,000-a-week star.
While Jude Bellingham was always a long shot for Wolves, having such lofty ambitions could mean they sign the next big thing soon.