Ian Wright thinks now is the appropriate time for Jude Bellingham to move to the Premier League and possibly Chelsea.

Speaking on ITV, Wright urged the Borussia Dortmund midfielder to consider returning to England whilst he is at the peak of his powers.

Bellingham has plenty of suitors from across Europe, let lone those stationed in his home country.

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Chelsea are reportedly amongst the intrigued pack jostling to win his admiration.

Stamford Bridge might not be the most attractive destination right now, but the ploy of London life and Champions League football must be tempting.

Whilst it’s going pretty swimmingly for Bellingham in the Bundesliga, Wright implored him to at least ponder picking the Premier League.  

“Being captain there (Dortmund) now, brilliant accolade for him at his age, as good as the German league is now, I feel that maybe it’s a time now to get back into the Premier League,” said the former Arsenal striker

“If that’s what he’s gone there (Germany) to develop and get to a level, I think he’s there.”

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Bow down to Bellingham

The list of courters will have grown even longer following the teenager’s totally eclipsing World Cup performance against Iran earlier today.

He purred in possession, dominated out of it and put England on their way with the first of six goals of the afternoon.

His perfectly placed header drifted over the stranded Iranian goalkeeper, thus sealing Bellingham’s first ever senior international strike.

As the match wore on, England’s number 22 took proceedings by the scruff of the neck.

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Attacks from the Three Lions often started with a pass or driving run from the 19-year-old.

Although Iran offered relatively little in the way of competition, you can only face what is in front of you.

For Bellingham to really wow the world, he must recreate his antics against the bigger boys at the tournament.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."