Jude Bellingham has been voted as the Bundesliga’s best newcomer by the league’s player with an impressive first season at Borussia Dortmund. The German Players’ Associations who are equivalent to UK’s PFA are those who choose Bellingham as the winner of the ‘Silver Arrow’ award ahead of Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirth of Bayer Leverkusen.
Jude made his senior England debut in a 3-0 knockoff over the Republic of Ireland last year and is selected in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for the European Championships. He played an important role in the Three Lions’ win over Austria in Middlesbrough on Wednesday. This teenager was rated as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe and joined Dortmund from Birmingham City last summer for an initial fee of 25 million euros and he also became the costliest player in 17-year-old history.
He had graduated from Blue’s academy and became the club’s youngest player at the age of 16. He had played 44 times for the boyhood club before shifting to Germany. The England coach Gareth Southgate said that no one can help but marvel at a performance of a boy at that age. It seems extraordinary that he might replace a player of Henderson’s standing against Croatia. But Jude is no longer an ordinary 17-year-old