FIFA World Cup 2022 England fans flock to giant Jude Bellingham mural outside Birmingham City FC St Andrews

England World Cup fans are flocking to St Andrews for selfies by the huge artwork of Jude Bellingham in his home city of Birmingham

England fans have been flocking to take selfies at a giant mural of Jude Bellingham painted on a wall in his home city of Birmingham.

The 19-year-old star is being hailed as the Three Lion’s new golden boy after he headed in the opener during the 6-2 drubbing of Iran on Monday (November 21).

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is the youngest member of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad and is sought after by Premier League clubs as he grows in stature.

England fans have now been gathering in numbers to have their picture taken with a stunning mural of the former Birmingham City player outside the club’s St Andrew’s stadium.

It was painted on a wall near the club shop when he moved from his boyhood club to Dortmund for £22.5million in 2020, a world-record price for a 17-year-old.

But since his emergence as one of England’s most exciting prospects and his first international goal this week, crowds have been forming outside the Championship club.

The giant image of Bellingham includes the words ‘once a blue always a blue’ and sits next to a mural of another club legend Trevor Francis.

The mural of England and former Birmingham City player Jude Bellingham at St Andrews in Small Heath

Blues and England fan Dan Slater, of Solihull, was among those who travelled to the ground just to get a snap with the mural. The dad-of-one said: "I think he’ll go on to be the best player we have ever produced and he’s showing now what he’s all about. We knew he was going to be a talent and now he is showing it on the world’s biggest stage. He’s just got everything and looks so mature on the pitch for this age.

"I just had to get a picture because he’s already a Blues legend and he could easily go on to be an England legend now too. The whole city is behind him, even Villa fans, and we are behind Jack Grealish too. As England fans its great to see local Brummie boys doing so well.

"I think we could go all the way with the attacking talent we have and the tournament experience from the Euros and last World Cup, this could be our time."

England fans have been flocking to take selfies at a giant mural of Jude Bellingham painted on a wall in his home city of Birmingham next to St Andrews.

Bellingham said in a recent interview with the official England social media channel Lions Den that the Birmingham mural was the one that meant the most to him.

He said: “The one that everyone talks about and I love the most is the one at Birmingham next to Trevor Francis. I would have walked past that wall a hundred times while there was nothing on it.

"Every time Blues play I’m getting tagged in pictures of kids standing in front of it saying: ‘This is Jude Bellingham.’ That’s the kind of feeling I’ve always wanted from football to inspire other people.

"It means so much to me, I can’t put into words how much Blues means to me, how much they’ve done and I’ve got to do as much as I can to represent the people that have made me."