Darren Bent says Jude Bellingham is worth at least £120m and has revealed the conversation he had with Jordan Henderson about England’s teenage sensation.
The 19-year-old midfielder was one of the stars of the World Cup, helping the Three Lions to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Having excelled at Borussia Dortmund since joining them in 2020, a number of top clubs from the Premier League and across Europe have been interested in signing Bellingham.
Bent believes anyone interested in signing Bellingham will have to shell out at least £120million for his services.
The former England international also revealed he was in dialogue with Liverpool captain Henderson, who befriended Bellingham amid rumors the Reds are keen to sign the player.
“Bellingham is amazing, he’s only 19 and plays with a kind of fearlessness, doesn’t he? Bent said on Drive.
“He can take the ball, pass people, create chances. He’s an incredible talent.
“I really like what he did. He left Birmingham, cultivated his talents and went to Borussia Dortmund, who polished him and made him a world champion.
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“He could be one of the best midfielders in the world because he has all the attributes. He’s fast, he’s strong, he’s powerful, he can score a goal and can see a pass.
“I messaged Hendo the other day and said, ‘Jude Bellingham, what a player.
“All he said to me was, ‘You have no idea. “”
Asked what he thinks Bellingham’s valuation is, Bent replied: ‘over £120m’.
However, Bent doesn’t think Bellingham is the best teenager we’ve ever seen in an England shirt.
“Rooney at 16 was a monster,” Bent said. “People forget how good Rooney was as a kid. As an 18-year-old at Euro 2004, he absolutely raced before he got injured.
“His performance at Euro 2004 was better than Jude Bellingham’s at that tournament. People were saying we were going to win before he got injured.”
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