Chelsea have been linked with a move for €150million Borussia Dortmund midfielder and former Chelsea star Joe Cole has explained why the 19 year old is the real deal.
“He is really mature on and off the pitch for his age,” Cole explained on Channel 4.
“He is exactly what England need in that position next to Declan Rice. He is strong, powerful and gets on the ball.
“I like the way he progresses his passes, he is happy to feed it in and is comfortable having bodies around him. He makes the right passes at the right time and he is such a talent.
“When he gets the ball, he always looks to go forward. In the game against Manchester City, he will always look to pop it and run and go into positions.
“He needs to be disciplined and he will need to do that in Gareth Southgate’s team but he is everything we need for England in that position. He is in pole position to be next to Declan Rice, and he is going to add more goals to his game.
“He is already one of the biggest talents in world football, I love him. If we have [Jack] Grealish, [James] Maddison and [Mason] Mount playing in that final third, we need someone with bravery to give them the ball, otherwise you could have all the number 10 in the world and Bellingham looks like he can fill that gap for us.”