Championship club Sunderland are in advanced talks to sign Jobe Bellingham, the younger brother of Real Madrid-bound Jude.
According to Sky Sports, 17-year-old Jobe Bellingham was a guest at the Stadium of Light for Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Luton Town in the Championship Play-Off first leg. Bellingham will cost the Black Cats around $3.7 and is seen as the ideal next step in the player’s progression, joining up for a second time with first-team coach Mike Dodds who was credited for discovering the two brothers.
Bellingham made 22 league appearances for a struggling Blues team that ended up finishing 17th in the Championship table this season, nine points above the relegation zone.
Jobe Bellingham to join older brother Jude out Blues’ exit door
Jobe Bellingham joins older brother Jude in leaving St Andrews at the age of just 17 and his move should be completed before Jude’s transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid is sealed this summer.