Jude Bellingham’s move to Borussia Dortmund to be announced ‘in the coming days’, according to reports.
Manchester Unitedand the Bundesliga club have been chasing the 16-year-old wonderkid.
Bellingham has cemented a regular first-team place at Birmingham City this season in the Championship but it appears he will be moving on in the summer.
The midfielder is said to have had the choice of joining either United or Dortmund but is thought to have opted for the latter.
ESPNreport that the German club will announce the signing of the teenager this week.
The lure of first-team football is said to have been the decisive factor and the club also has a recent history of nurturing young players into the main squad.
Jadon Sancho joined Dortmund as a 17-year-old and has gone on to quickly establish himself as one of the best young players in the world.
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Manchester United are said to be the favourites to sign Sancho in the summer with a £120million price tag mentioned.
United were also said to have beenpushing hard for Bellingham, inviting the starlet to their training ground in March with his parents where he was met by Sir Alex Ferguson, the club’s legendary former manager, along with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and transfer negotiator Matt Judge.