Bellingham has put in some stellar displays for Borussia Dortmund this season, and was one of the best players on the pitch when England smashed San Marino 10-0.
The midfielder has been linked with moves to several top sides including Manchester United. The Red Devils are likely to lose Paul Pogba on a free transfer, and could replace the Frenchman with Bellingham.
Keane, who has criticized Pogba on more than one occasion, explained Bellingham has proven he is a strong and powerful player with a high ceiling.
“He is playing week in and week out for a top club and the potential for this kid, it is scary. I saw him recently in a Champions League game for Dortmund and he was producing passes that I didn’t think he had in his locker quite yet.
“We are not seeing him week in week out, only the Champions League games but the potential for this boy…
“He is a good size and he looks like a footballer, a strong and powerful boy. Gareth (Southgate, England manager) must be rubbing his hands,” Keane said (via Manchester Evening News).
Bellingham a would be a top replacement for Pogba at Manchester United
Paul Pogba’s contract with Manchester United will come to an end in the summer of 2022, and it’s unlikely he will extend his stay.
The Frenchman wants a massive pay hike, which he does not warrant considering his inconsistent displays since signing for the club in 2016.
Although Pogba has put in some stellar performances, he has not done it on a regular basis, which isn’t good enough for a top side like Manchester United. The Red Devils are better off investing in a younger player like Jude Bellingham.
The teenager is arguably the best young box-to-box midfielder in Europe right now as his bustling displays for Borussia Dortmund have earned him rave reviews.
Although it’s still early days in his career, Bellingham has shown the potential to be a complete midfielder, which is rare in modern-day football.
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Bellingham is currently valued at £101million, so Manchester United will have to break their transfer record to sign the midfielder.