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Jude Bellingham admits he’s still in contact with ex-Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland

Jude Bellingham reveals he’s still in contact with ex-Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland and claims Man City striker has been texting the England international ‘good luck’ messages during the World Cup

England star Jude Bellingham has revealed he has received ‘good luck messages’ throughout the World Cup from his former club team-mate Erling Haaland.

The duo spent two seasons together at the Bundesliga club before Haaland parted ways and signed for Premier League champions Manchester City this summer.

Despite plying their trade’s in separate countries, Bellingham admits the duo are still close and text each other regularly in the season.

Jude Bellingham spoke with media ahead of England’s quarter-final clash against France

Jude Bellingham (R) revealed Erling Haaland has been sending him messages in recent weeks

Jude Bellingham (R) revealed Erling Haaland has been sending him messages in recent weeks

Speaking to BBC Sport, the England midfielder said: ‘Yeah we speak every now and then to be fair.

‘Normally when we’re both playing it’s more often but it’s normally silly stuff to be honest, just if he sees something that makes him laugh, or I see something that we’ve talked about before we’ll send it to each other.

‘But it’s never like everyday, checking up on each other you know.’

He added: ‘He’s always really encouraging to be fair. He messaged me after the first game and before the first game just saying ‘good luck’, and then he said ‘well done’ so yeah, he’s a top guy.’

The revelation has sparked suggestions that the duo may be reunited at Manchester City – with Pep Guardiola’s side one of the teams interested in the England star – but that remains unlikely with Liverpool leading the chase for Bellingham. 

The duo faced off against each other in the Champions League earlier in the season

The duo faced off against each other in the Champions League earlier in the season

After his scintillating performances for England in the World Cup, Bellingham has become one of the most highly-sought after talents in Europe.

Real Madrid, Liverpool and Man City are all vying to land the 19-year-old’s signature after his impressive performances for both club and country in recent weeks.

He scored England’s first goal of their World Cup campaign againt Iran before setting up Jordan Henderson’s opener against Senegal on Sunday. 

Bellingham will be hoping to put in another strong performance when England take on France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon.

Jude Bellingham will be hoping to have an influence in England's upcoming quarter-final

Jude Bellingham will be hoping to have an influence in England’s upcoming quarter-final



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