Chelsea told possible signing could ‘Better than Lampard and Scholes’


Sven-Goran Eriksson believes that Chelsea target Jude Bellingham has what it takes to surpass the likes of Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes.

Bellingham is a player that is on everyone’s lips right now after his impressive start to the new season has led to him putting on a man of the match performance in England’s opening win over Iran.

But the other reason why he is on the lips of everyone is because we are all talking about where he will end up when he leaves Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.

It is believed that the German side are willing to cash in on the talented midfielder – and are open to doing a deal should his £130 million asking price be met.

Now – amid all the speculation and the rumours – Eriksson has come out and claimed that Bellingham has the potential to be even better that Premier League legends Lampard and Scholes.

‘Everyone loves having a young player like Jude Bellingham in the team. He’s extremely difficult to take care of for the opponents,’ Eriksson told Midnite.

‘He reminds me of Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes because they had that gift as well. It’s difficult to mark him.

‘Who knows, maybe Jude can become better than Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes, but if he can be as good as them then he’ll be a very happy man.’

‘He’s brilliant already, but he’ll get better and better with age. He has everything.

“He can score goals, assist and he can defend. He’s a very complete footballer.

‘I think very soon he will be playing for one of the top clubs in England.

“It’s dangerous to put too much pressure on Bellingham but I really like him because he’s a very elegant player and he can do everything.’

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