NEW Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham has revealed that a conversation with Manchester United target Jadon Sancho helped convince him to snub the Red Devils and move to Germany.

The 17-year-old was subject of a fierce transfer tug-of-war between the Bundesliga giants and Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side showed him and his family around their Carrington training complex - even getting Sir Alex Ferguson to come along and chat with the youngster.

But eventually Bellingham "fell in love" with Dortmund and decided to move to Lucien Favre's side in a £25million deal.

Upon his arrival from Birmingham City, he said: "The record Dortmund have got with young players in recent years is unrivalled in European football.

"Weighing all that up and the people we met there, the stadium and fanbase, it made me fall in love with the club as well. 

"I've met Sancho and we have spoken. He is a great example of what you can achieve if you do the right things."

Bellingham also expressed how difficult he has found it to cope with the intense speculation surrounding him this season, and how he is looking forward to knuckling down in Germany.

He continued: "I chose Dortmund because it is the perfect step for my development. I am just glad that saga is over.