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Bellingham captains Borussia Dortmund against FC Koln at JUST 19-years-old

  /  autty

Jude Bellingham is set to captain Borussia Dortmund today during their Bundesliga clash with FC Koln.

The 19-year-old was handed the armband by Dortmund boss Edin Terzic after Mats Hummels and Marco Reus, the two usual captains, were both unavailable.

It continues the remarkable progress for the Englishman, who was named as the club's third skipper at the start of the campaign.

Since arriving at Signal Iduna Park from Birmingham City in 2020 for £25m, Bellingham has developed into a crucial player for the German side, already racking up 100 appearances for the club.

Having made his Bundesliga debut aged 17, Bellingham has also made the most appearances for an English teenager in the Champions League with 18.

His four goals in European's elite competition is also the most goals scored by an English teenager.

He has also racked up 17 England caps, and established himself as part of Gareth Southgate's first choice midfield over the previous international break.

The midfielder has been linked with a whole host of top European clubs ahead of a potential departure next summer.

Liverpool have been touted as favourites for his signature, but Bellingham is reportedly of interest to several other clubs including Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Dortmund head into Saturday's clash sitting in third place, with 15 points from seven games.