'This could be his World Cup': Pundit tips 'outstanding' star Chelsea want to shine in Qatar

TalkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed that England’s Jude Bellingham could be the shining star of this World Cup.

Chelsea have been reportedly extremely interested in a deal to sign the Borussia Dortmund man, when he likely becomes available next summer.

So far, the teenager has taken his ‘outstanding’ club form into his first World Cup, providing a dominant display in England’s opener against Iran.

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His goal got Gareth Southgate’s side off to the perfect start, before his impressive display helped them cruise to a 6-2 win against Iran.

His performance brought him a lot of praise from pundits in the game, with some even claiming the display has only increased his value going forwards.

Bellingham impresses Agbonlahor

Agbonlahor has claimed he saw enough from the 19-year-old to believe this tournament could be his campaign.

He said: ”For his age – we had a good view in the stadium of him pointing at other players to do their jobs as well. For someone so young to do that, shows that he is captain material for England. He’s a leader at that age.

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“He’s not scared to tell the older pros what to do. He ran the game, didn’t he? He was winning the ball back whenever he lost it. He was flying forward to create, and took his goal very well. He’s an outstanding player, and this could be his World Cup.”

The Blues will be one of a number of elite clubs watching the 19-year-old’s performances closely, with an eye to a transfer at the end of the season.

While Liverpool and Real Madrid are believed to be further ahead in the race for his signature, Todd Boehly has reportedly been working hard behind the scenes to get the Blues in the conversation to sign a player that could change their fortunes for the next decade.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.