Manchester City have a track record when it comes to signing English players during Pep Guardiola’s time in charge of the club.
Figures such as Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips, John Stones and Kyle Walker have made moves to the Etihad Stadium in recent years.
Should Guardiola and the club look to continue this trend once the next summer transfer window closes, one player that the reigning Premier League champions have been linked with that we feel would be a dream signing for them is Jude Bellingham.
During his time with Borussia Dortmund, the 19-year-old, who could cost the Citizens at least £100m, has scored 20 goals and delivered 22 assists in 114 appearances across all competitions.
His endeavours in this current Bundesliga campaign have seen the teenager, who has previously been described as “magnificent” by journalist Josh Bunting, show how impressive he is and why he’d be a top signing for City.
For example, with 17 league appearances to his name, the Englishman tops the list at Dortmund for the average of shots (2), dribbles (2.2) and tackles (3.1) per game he’s made.
Should Jude Bellingham be Man City's number one summer transfer target?
His overall performances have earned him a strong season rating of 7.49/10 from WhoScored, making him the second-highest rated player in the league.
The youngster also showed his impressive talent on the biggest stage possible in Qatar during England’s latest World Cup campaign, ultimately landing himself a spot in talkSPORT’s team of the tournament.
Having already caught Guardiola’s eye, as he described Bellingham as “the whole package”, it’s clear that the midfielder has the talent to be a top player for City and a dream move for the manager to see happen.
Bearing in mind how the Manchester club could be set to see the likes of Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva leave in the summer, with the German’s contract set to expire at the end of the season and the Portuguese international previously sharing his desire to leave, their potential departures could pave the way for City to launch a move for Bellingham.