Chelsea target, Jude Bellingham has been compared to Frank Lampard.
Jose Mourinho was full of praise for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder who is set to star for England in the 2020 Euros.
Mourinho wrote for The Sun: “Jude Bellingham is going to have a major role to play for England in this tournament, I am convinced of it.
“And while it’s very dangerous to compare players — especially when you compare them with top, top performers — I do think Bellingham has something of Frank Lampard about him.
“Lampard shoots ten times, he scores nine goals, he always hits the target. But this kid is also capable of scoring from outside the box.
“He defends well as a midfield player but then he has the potential to be offensive. I like him very much. He is a box-to-box player, that old-school profile.
“I love everything about Bellingham. I can’t believe his age, only 17. The way he plays, the way he brings himself into the game, shows so much maturity. We were aware of him when he was at Birmingham and Borussia Dortmund did a phenomenal job to sign him — as with Jadon Sancho.”
Chelsea have recently drawn links to the teenage sensation. He became the world’s most expensive transfer when he switched from Birmingham City last summer for £25m.