Arsenal tipped to make shock Jude Bellingham transfer swoop with Gunners as ‘attractive’ as Man City under Mikel Arteta | The Sun

ARSENAL have been tipped to make a shock swoop for Jude Bellingham.

And the former Chelsea star that made the prediction believes that the Gunners are just as “attractive” as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

The English teenage ace is one of football's most in-demand stars and will likely be at the centre of a transfer struggle next summer.

Borussia Dortmund landed Bellingham for a snip of £25m in 2020 from Birmingham City and the midfielder is now wanted by a host of big guns.

City, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool have all been linked over recent months.

And Real Madrid are also believed to be keen on signing the ace.

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Now ex-Chelsea defender Scott Minto has stated that he thinks Premier League leaders Arsenal are the ideal place for Bellingham to thrive.

Minto, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at the launch of their World Cup Free-To-Play Halftime Quiz', said: “I'm not sure what his contract looks like, but there's no doubt he'll be playing in the Premier League… absolutely no doubt; he's good enough to play a key role for the very best teams in the world.

“The very best team for me is Man City, but actually, the way Arsenal are playing at the moment… if they can finish in the top four, or better still, in second place, or even go on to win the title, then all of a sudden they become as attractive a proposition as City, just like that. 

“I wouldn't be surprised to see that happening, if Arsenal are in the Champions League next season.

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“When you look at what that team is all about under Mikel Arteta, and there'd be a need for them to strengthen if they're playing on Europe's biggest stage, why couldn't they go and get a Bellingham?

“Look, at the start of the season I had Arsenal finishing in fifth-place, or around that area; I didn't think they'd make the top four.

“But I'm constantly re-evaluating things as each hurdle has been passed. And I can tell you now, I genuinely think that if they finish in the top four, suddenly they become one of the most attractive teams in the world to join.

“If this is a team which is already fighting City for the title, after just a year of Arteta turning things around, that's a team which ticks every box.”

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