Sunderland finished sixth in the Championship on the final day, while Birmingham finished 17th, nine points outside the relegation zone.
Bellingham made his senior debut for the Blues when he was 16 in 2021/22. He has played 23 games for John Eustace’s side this season. He made six starts and earning plaudits from club captain Troy Deeney.
In November, Bellingham made his entire debut for Birmingham against Sunderland at St Andrews, which the Black Cats won 2-1.
Tony Mowbray is presently fighting for his job after his team failed to regain Premier League status earlier this week.
Despite uncertainties about who will be in charge at the Stadium of Light next season, it appears the Black Cats are already planning for promotion, with Bellingham’s transfer already in the works.
The Black Cats are ready to conclude a £3 million deal with their Championship opponents to recruit the talented midfielder.
The England Under-18s star would join a side striving for promotion next season after narrowly missing out on a place in the play-offs to Luton Town.
The midfielder was also present at Kenilworth Road. He witnessed the team with which he has been extensively connected lose 2-0 on the night. As as result, they gave the Hatters a 3-2 aggregate win.
Sunderland to sign Jude Bellingham’s brother Jobe Bellingham from Birmingham City FC
Sunderland first-team coach Mike Dodds was with the player at St Andrews, and their director of football, Kristjaan Speakman, was the Midlands club’s academy manager during Bellingham’s development.
EFL’s Sunderland are the frontrunners to acquire Birmingham City midfielder Jobe Bellingham this summer.
The 17-year-old is following in the footsteps of his brother. His brother is Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham, who left the Blues after only one full season.
Sunderland’s Wonderkid Kobe Bellingham
Jobe Bellingham was born on September 23, 2005, in Stourbridge, West Midlands, as the younger son of Denise and Mark Bellingham. Mark was a West Midlands Police sergeant and a prolific striker in non-league football.
Bellingham is the younger brother of England international player Jude Bellingham, who came before him into Birmingham City’s youth system, where both spent their formative years. Jude, 16, was a first-team regular for the 2019-20 season before joining German club Borussia Dortmund. Following Jude’s departure, Jobe was featured in the presentation of Birmingham’s 2020-21 season uniform.