The Athletic quote a source, who said: “I can’t see why he is making the decision so soon. Imagine if United win the Europa League and FA Cup, qualify for the Champions League — is that not a more attractive option than Borussia Dortmund?”
Dortmund have reportedly agreed a wage package of around €3m (£2.7m), which is more than United were willing to put on the table.
It is claimed the Red Devils’ long-term view of Bellingham factored into their offering of a lesser contract.
Dortmund, who finished second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich, will fork out an initial £20m. Birmingham will also bank a hefty chunk of any sell-on fee.
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