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Jude Bellingham gets new nickname as England superstar tipped to emulate Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane


England superstar Jude Bellingham is so certain to win the Ballon d’Or that talkSPORT co-host Jason Cundy has given him a new nickname.

Bellingham delivered his latest remarkable performance in the Three Lions’ 3-1 victory over Scotland at Hampden Park on Tuesday night.

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Bellingham showed once again that his future has no ceilingCredit: Getty

The Real Madrid sensation proved the difference between the two famous rivals with a goal and an assist.

It continues his outrageous start to the season since a £114million move to the Bernabeu earlier this summer.

The midfielder has five goals and an assist in his first four LaLiga matches, making the fastest start for the Spanish giants since Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bellingham has now been tipped to reach the heights of Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane, who have all won football’s most coveted individual prize.

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“Jude Ballon d’Or,” Cundy nicknamed the 20-year-old on the Sports Bar.

“That’s what he should be known as. Because that boy is going to win the Ballon d’Or at some stage. He is that good.

“This kid has got the lot. You mentioned Zidane… this kid is off the clock.

“We are watching something special in front of our eyes. This kid will surpass what Gazza [Paul Gascoigne] has done. I promise you.

The youngster was the difference-maker for Gareth Southgate's side

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The youngster was the difference-maker for Gareth Southgate’s sideCredit: Getty

“He’s not far off now. He only turned 20 in June.

“I watched Rooney develop and he was the most sensational teenager I’d ever seen.

“When we watch Bellingham in an England shirt, this kid is incredible.”

Meanwhile, Scotland legend Ally McCoist was left gobsmacked by Bellingham’s display.

He said: “It’s a different level of youngster than I’ve seen, perhaps, in my lifetime.

“I just think he’s unbelievable.”

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