The Bundesliga facet has a repute for figuring out younger abilities and signing them for a small price, then promoting them for a considerable price later. They’ve loved success prior to now, with British kids signing Jadon Sancho for €5million earlier than promoting him a number of years later for nearly 15 occasions that quantity. Additionally they signed Jude Bellingham from Championship facet Birmingham Metropolis for a reported £25 million price and will promote the participant for seven occasions that quantity this summer time. Additionally they signed rising star Jamie Byone-Gittens, additionally from Metropolis, in 2020.
Having loved success with British expertise, they need to repeat their trick this summer time by signing Manchester Metropolis teenager Shea Charles. In accordance with German publication BILD, BVB want to carry the participant to Sign Iduna Park as a doable substitute for sought-after Bellingham, who might be offered this summer time.
Charles is a full Northern Eire worldwide however has but to make his senior debut for Metropolis after graduating from their academy. The 19-year-old has 5 caps for his nation and made his debut in 2022 in a 1-0 defeat to Greece.
His contract at Manchester Metropolis runs till 2027 after he signed a long-term deal in January 2022. The Northern Irish teenager was named on the primary crew substitutes’ bench final month in Metropolis’s draw at RB Leipzig within the final 16 of the Champions League.
Dortmund see similarities between Charles and Bellingham although he’s extra defensively-minded than the BVB participant. He can play as a centre-back or right-back if required, akin to Emre Can’s position at Dortmund.
Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless unclear if Charles is eager on a transfer to Germany, though he might be tempted by the prospect of first-team motion given the success of different Metropolis academy graduates at Sign Iduna Park.