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Turning down Man Utd was ‘not hard’, says Bellingham after leaving Dortmund pals in stitches with awful initiation song

JUDE BELLINGHAM claims it wasn’t a hard decision to leave Birmingham for Borussia Dortmund – despite being chased by Manchester United.

The teenage midfielder, 17, left boyhood club Birmingham for the German giants in a £25million move last month.

Bellingham has already played in two games for Dortmund, scoring in Sunday’s 11-2 win against Austria Wien.

And the English ace looks set to have a bright future in his new surroundings after starting German lessons.

But before Dortmund made the deal official, Bellingham continued to be linked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils.

It was reckoned United wanted Bellingham to link up with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in midfield.

But Dortmund moved quickly to wrap up their big-money deal.

And Bellingham admits it was an easy choice to move to the Bundesliga even though United were interested.

He told Sky Sports: “The hardest thing about leaving Birmingham was because I had been there so long.

“It felt like they were a massive part of me, being a fan and then working all the way through the academy and playing for the first team.

“I think in life you have to take opportunities, and this is a huge one for me to come and play for such a big club.

“It wasn’t a hard decision for me to come here.”

Meanwhile, Bellingham had his team-mates in stitches as he delivered his Dortmund initiation song.

He bravely got up in front of his new colleagues to sing… but they’ll be hoping for better performances from him on the pitch than on stage.

Reading lyrics from his phone screen, Bellingham attempted to perform something along the lines of Ne-Yo’s “So Sick”.

But on video captured by Jadon Sancho, and posted to Instagram, Bellingham had his team-mates in absolute stitches.

In fact, such was the volume of laughter from Sancho and Co, that Bellingham’s singing at points can hardly be heard… which is probably for the best.

It all got a bit too much for Raphael Guerreiro, who found himself literally rolling on the floor with pained laughter at his new team-mate’s expense.

Defender Dan-Axel Zagadou can also be seen howling with delight.

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