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Rio Ferdinand making urgent Bellingham plea

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has sent an urgent plea to the Old Trafford bosses to ensure they secure Jude Bellingham’s highly-coveted signature in the summer.

Bellingham is sitting right smack in the center of an ebullient transfer perfect storm, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid tussling to queue up at the forefront to entice the Borussia Dortmund youngster with their bids, especially after his captivating performances with the Three Lions in the Qatar World Cup.

The 19-year-old midfielder is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund for a fee in excess of £100million at the end of the season.

And the former legendary United defender Ferdinand is desperate for his old club to lure the lad to Old Trafford to bolster Erik ten Hag’s improving midfield.

He told Vibe with FIVE: “Manchester United, bring him here. Make that your home, Jude. You come here and help change the culture and take the club to the heights it should be at.”