Chelsea fans are reportedly losing their minds over seeing Billy Gilmour party with Jude Bellingham in Ibiza.
Bellingham, 18, is one of the hottest properties in European football. During his time with Birmingham City, it was clear that he was to become a star. What many didn’t expect was for him to do it before turning twenty.
Yet, Bellingham is already a key figure for Borussia Dortmund and has wasted no time proving his worth to Gareth Southgate on the international stage. When he does eventually return to England, there’s going to be quite the frenzy.
It’s for that reason that Chelsea fans can be forgiven for growing excited after photos emerged of Bellingham on holiday in Ibiza with Blues and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, who will soon be joining Thomas Tuchel’s pre-season training camp.
Of course, the two can merely be friends and it doesn’t mean that Bellingham is heading to Stamford Bridge, but as is reported by The Sun, there are a fair few Chelsea supporters on Twitter who are reading far too much into their friendship.
“Agent Gilmour. Gonna be great to see this picture next year after Bellingham is a Chelsea midfielder,” one wrote. “Future Blues,” said another. There is clearly an appetite among the fanbase to bring the teen to SW6.
Declan Rice is the most obvious blockbuster midfield target from Chelsea’s perspective, but if West Ham are to play hardball over the asking price, they could do far worse than turning their attention towards Bellingham.