Liverpool are leading the race to sign starlet Jobe Bellingham this summer.

The 16-year-old is attracting plenty of attention of the Premier League’s top sides as he prepares to sign scholarship forms.

Jobe Bellingham is attracting major interest from the Premier LeagueGetty Images

The Blues have already offered Bellingham a deal, however he’ll be free to sign a contract elsewhere from next season.

According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are the favourites to secure the signature of the starlet.

Manchester City and Newcastle United are also among the clubs said to be keen, but Liverpool are tipped to win the race.

Bellingham, who is the younger brother of Jude Bellingham, has already featured three times for Birmingham under Lee Bowyer and is expected to achieve big things in the game.

A versatile midfielder by trade, Bellingham is most at home in an attacking midfielder role, however he’s also played as a left winger, left wing-back and a centre forward during his rise through the ranks at St Andrews.

16-year-old Jobe has already made three appearances for Birmingham City this term

While the Blues have high hopes for the player, Bowyer spoke about Bellingham’s potential last October and said that it was unfair to compare him to his older brother, Jude.

He said: “These next two or three years are really important for him.

“Is he going to be a good player? We believe so.

‘It’s not fair on him, whenever he steps on the pitch now everyone is going to expect him to be like his brother.

“Don’t do that to the lad. He is going to be his own player, himself.

“You can’t expect him to do the same things as what his brother is doing.

Jobe will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of his brother, Dortmund and England star, Jude BellinghamGetty

“He needs to fill out, he needs to get stronger but they’re two completely different players.

“He isn’t going to do what his brother did – not now. He is learning the game.

“Will he become a regular first-team player in a year or two? We don’t know. It’s about how he develops.”


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