The English starlet has developed into one of the best Bundesliga midfielders at Borussia Dortmund.
Jude Bellingham has confirmed he plans to stay at Borussia Dortmund for the next season.
The former Birmingham youngster has spent an incredible 2021-22 campaign at Dortmund despite his team’s inconsistent form.
Bellingham has established himself as a cornerstone of Dortmund’s midfield under Marco Rose, making 31 Bundesliga appearances for the Black and Yellows.
The German giants saw Manchester City activating Erling Haaland’s release clause earlier this week. However, they can plan on having Bellingham in their squad for much longer.
“The only future I think about is the next game for Dortmund,” Bellingham told Ruhr Nachrichten BVB.
“I look forward to next season. I look forward to it finally starting. But yes, I will be here next season and I will be ready.”
Several Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester United, have shown interest in signing Bellingham. However, the teenage midfielder feels his development at Dortmund is going according to plan.
He added: “I have my destiny in my hands and I know that if I try hard and trust the people around me, I can move forward. I came from England as a young talent. There was not much pressure. The first season went well. There were also matches where I sat on the bench and sometimes I did not play at all.
“I think my development this year has meant that I have played a bigger role in every game except two. I am very grateful to Dortmund for the way they have nurtured my talent.
“I think a lot of the credit goes to the coaching staff and the staff who keep the noise around me. In this way I can only focus on winning matches, because that’s what I’m here for.”