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Sky Sports pundit leaves studio stunned with 'crazy' claim about Jude Bellingham and Man City

Sky Sports pundit leaves studio stunned with 'crazy' claim about Jude Bellingham and Man City

The studio was shocked.

Sky Sports pundit Danny Mills left the studio shocked after giving a controversial opinion on Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham.

Bellingham has had an incredible 2023/24 season thus far, after completing an initial £88.5 million move from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid in the summer.

The 20-year-old has scored 16 goals in 21 La Liga appearances from midfield this season, and is the league's top scorer.

His dynamism, passing range and incredible work rate are also key assets to his name, and he is undoubtedly one of the top midfielders on the planet.

Bellingham had previously been linked with a move to Manchester City before joining Real Madrid, but opted to join the Spanish giants.

And speaking on Sky Sports, Mills claimed: "If you offered Bellingham to Pep now, I'm not sure he'd take him.

"Because he doesn't fit into that midfield. They're very similar in where they want to play."

Fellow pundit Jamie Mackie argued that Bellingham could adapt to play in a deeper role next to Declan Rice for England, and could do the same job at City.

While Lee Hendrie exclaimed: "What a bad shout that was! Pep wouldn't want Bellingham in his side?

"You've had the likes of Gundogan in his side, who plays forward and goes and gets goals."

And Jobi McAnuff said: "I think he finds a spot. I think anyone takes Bellingham now, come on."

But Mills continued: "Who would you put him in instead of? Would he play ahead of Foden? De Bruyne? Rodri? Bernardo Silva?

"Would Pep buy him? He's got an incredible balance in that midfield. He doesn't play ahead of De Bruyne, who we're saying is the best in the world. He doesn't play ahead of Rodri. He doesn't play ahead of Bernardo Silva, I don't think. Not the way that City play."

Mackie then once again argued: "I think he's that good, whoever manager you are, he would move players forward."

Taking to X (Twitter), one fan wrote: "Bellingham makes it into every team in world football."

Another agreed: "Have a day off Danny, Bellingham gets into any team in world football right now."

A third added: "He would walk into that team and probably be captain in a season or two."

And a fourth exclaimed: "Wow Bellingham is currently possibly the best player in the world."

Some fans, though, had a different view, with one writing: "He's correct... Jude is brilliant at times, but not brilliant enough to dispose both De Bruyne and Rodri."

Featured Image Credit: Getty / Sky Sports

Topics: Real Madrid, Jude Bellingham, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Premier League, Football, Fan Reactions