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Keown sorry seeing Birmingham midfielder Bellingham leaving England

Arsenal hero Martin Keown is sorry seeing Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham leaving England for Borussia Dortmund.

The Bundesliga giants are on the brink of confirming a £20million deal for the Birmingham teenager, despite strong interest from Manchester United, as well as Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

“There is a reputation for Dortmund to bring these young kids through on a conveyor belt, give them opportunities to play them and give them their heads," Keown told talkSPORT.

“I just feel a bit disappointed that Jude Bellingham has had to go to Germany to do this and couldn't find a place at one of the top clubs in England.

“I am pretty certain the other teams were clamouring for him, he seems a very level headed individual, he knew what he wanted.

“There are lots of positives but I just like to see the best players in England, who are English. There is no doubt about that."

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