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David Seaman: Arsenal could sign Jude Bellingham

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By Martin Graham | 30th Nov 2022

Arsenal goalkeeping legend David Seaman believes his former club could land Jude Bellingham in the summer.

The 59-year-old was speaking at a fan fest organised by Budweiser in London when he made those claims.

The former Birmingham City midfielder has been the subject of transfer speculation ever since he broke through the ranks at the Championship club. A host of Premier League clubs were looking to sign him, but the teenager chose to move to Germany with Borussia Dortmund for his personal and career development.

The move has paid off wonderfully for Bellingham and the time is about right for him to return to England or make a step up in his career. There is interest from a host of Premier League clubs still, but they have been joined by Real Madrid, who are looking to sign the young midfielder as a potential long-term replacement for the ageing Toni Kroos.

Growing reputation for young Bellingham

The midfielder is now a staple of the England Three Lions side and has been one of their standout performers at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup. He scored his first international goal against Iran and put in an excellent shift in the middle of the park. His performance in the draw against the USA was mooted, however, but he still has a lot of hopes riding on him.

Dortmund will be hoping to keep him beyond the current season as his performances attract more suitors. However, with his contract expiring at the end of the current season and no renewal talks in progress with the German club, it is believed he will be making his decision in the coming weeks after the World Cup.

Seaman, speaking to fans at the Budweiser fan fest, believes Arsenal are impressive enough to have a player like Jude Bellingham want to sign for them. He believes, however, that the way they end their season could play a role in landing him if they choose to go after him.

“Arsenal, hopefully,” Seaman answered when asked who could land Bellingham’s signature in the summer. “I would like to think they’ve got a realistic chance of signing him but it depends on how they finish the season.

“It’s so weird that we’re almost halfway through a season and we’ve paused it, with players still to go back. I would love to see him at Arsenal. He’s a special player. He looks like he’s been playing for England for the last 10 years. He’s so special for his age.

Martin Graham is an MFF sports writer

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