Gilberto Silva hints at shock Arsenal swoop for Jude Bellingham as he reveals plans to chat with transfer chief Edu | The Sun

GILBERTO SILVA has hinted at a shock Arsenal swoop for England star Jude Bellingham.

That’s after telling fans he could persuade Gunners chief Edu into sanctioning a mega-money bid.


Bellingham, 19, is football’s hottest talent after some stunning performances at the World Cup.

Already a star man at Borussia Dortmund, Bellingham has become a key player for England too.

And a host of top clubs emerge are now battling for his signature next summer.

Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Man United are thought to be keen.

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But there have been links with Premier League title hopefuls Arsenal as well.

The Gunners are looking to become kings of England for the first time since 2004.

And one of their aces from that Invincibles era has hinted Arsenal may very well make an offer.

Brazil icon Silva, 46, is remembered fondly in north London for his technical style and lung-bursting runs from midfield.

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Indeed, Bellingham bears a striking resemblance with his own maverick style of play.

And Silva has now told fans he could put in a word with Arsenal sporting director Edu over making a bid for Bellingham next summer.

Silva first wrote on Twitter: “Jude Bellingham reminds me of someone.”

This prompted a fan to reply: “Have a word with Edu”, to which Silva gave a thumbs-up emoji.

Another supporter added: “Can you put a word in?”

Silva then delighted fans by saying, with a wink emoji: “Maybe.”

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