Date: 20th February 2020 at 6:40am
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Some West Brom fans shared their belief on social media that Birmingham City’s 16-year-old wunderkind Jude Bellingham would not get into the league leaders’ starting 11.

It has recently been reported that 16-year-old Bellingham has attracted interest from top Premier League clubs such as Manchester United, as well as some of Europe’s top clubs. However, some West Brom fans have taken to Twitter to state that the Birmingham star would not get into the Baggies first 11 at the moment.

Championship-dedicated podcast @TheSecondTier recently raised the controversial question of whether or not Bellingham would make it into every team in the Championship on Twitter.

In response to the tweet, some West Brom fans didn’t shy away from sharing their opinion that the youngster would fail to get into the Championship leaders’ side at the moment, despite the 16-year-old’s potential and rumours of him attracting interest from some European giants.

Would Jude Bellingham get into West Brom's starting 11?

YES, BELLINGHAM WOULD GET INTO WEST BROM'S STARTING 11

YES, BELLINGHAM WOULD GET INTO WEST BROM'S STARTING 11

NO, BELLINGHAM WOULD NOT YET BE GOOD ENOUGH TO START FOR WEST BROM

NO, BELLINGHAM WOULD NOT YET BE GOOD ENOUGH TO START FOR WEST BROM

Read the doubtful replies from some West Brom fans regarding Bellingham’s likelihood of making it into the Baggies first 11 in the tweets below.

What do we think?

At just 16 years old, Bellingham has already proven his ability to play an important role in a Championship side through his performances with Birmingham City this season. Bellingham has featured in 29 of Birmingham’s 33 Championship games so far this season, starting in 22 of them. 

Furthermore, Whoscored.com has given Bellingham an overall average rating of 6.79 for his performances in the Championship this season. Only five Birmingham players have achieved a higher average overall rating than the 16-year-old this season.

Similarly, Bellingham’s average overall Whoscored.com rating is also higher than all but nine of West Brom’s players this season. Considering that Bellingham has performed as well as he has in a team performing worse overall than the Baggies this season, Bellingham may well be good enough to earn a place in West Brom’s team, after all.