Jude Bellingham (19 years old) still resolute: Real Madrid want it and the midfielder’s choice is to prioritize him Los Blancos. As AS has learned, the Englishman prefers Madrid because returning to England is not part of the player’s plans at the moment. When he left Birmingham at the age of 17 to go to Germany, it was largely a calculated decision as he decided foreign experience could help his career more than staying in his home country. He has bet on becoming a star abroad, something that has gone well in Dortmund, and he sees no reason to change it.
Madrid received notes One of Bellingham’s entourage furthers their plans, which is for Bellingham to be the G.IAlctico 2023 (Haaland will be 2024). Get BellinghamyesIn their pocket is essential to the titanic process the club has set up around this transfer. In this way, Madrid avoid entering a bloody bidding war with their three potential British employers, Manchester City, United and Liverpool, which would potentially push Bellingham’s price to a level that would make things impossible for the side. The Spaniard keep up with it.With this deceptively alternate reality off the table, It will be easier to reach an agreement with Borussia Dortmund, a club with which Madrid has an excellent relationship.
Despite this huge card in the sleeve of the Real Madrid wizard, the club is realistic about the cost of the transfer and even more so after the excellent World Cup that the midfielder played with the Three Lions. A deal in the region of €120m seems inevitable, although Dortmund are not planning to put up a fight. Hans-Joachim Watzke, president of the German club, is committed to maintaining this volatile relationship with Real Madrid, which in recent years has allowed him preferential access to loan many young Real Madrid stars, such as Hakimi Ashraf and Reinier.
From the Spanish club’s point of view, Bellingham’s positive attitude illustrates one of the potential questions surrounding his adaptation, which is his move into the dressing room. Real Madrid want him to share space with Modric in 2023 to help him settle into the process and make an impressive midfield change from 2024.When the Croatian is expected to start a new chapter in his life, he retires with all the trophies he could wish for, or embarks on a new adventure in another country.
“Billingham is the future of our midfielders”They ended up in the corridors of Madrid, but a British footballer adapted to it Los Blancos It continues to be a recurring historical event with very different results. David Beckham and Steve McManaman have managed it, but Michael Owen and Jonathan Woodgate aren’t so much. A recent example is Gareth Bale, who plays in his own league.
As AS has revealed on previous occasions, Madrid have taken the option of entering the market only for certain players or for irresistible opportunities (Rüdiger, for example): Bellingham is part of that first group. Despite his young age, he is considered ready to rise to the next level and lead the way within a great team. It is also believed that if he fell into the hands of the Premier League money, because of the huge economic potential of the Big Six (Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal), it will be almost impossible to get him out of the bubble in the future.
What’s more, Bellingham He was the only England player in Qatar not to play in the Premier League – and never has. SoMadrid have worked with the player to present themselves as the best alternative outside of England.
The World Cup was the latest appearance for Bellingham to be positioned alongside Musiala (Bayern Munich) as superstars in the Bundesliga. At Dortmund, he emerged as a complete midfielder who has now expanded his sphere of influence, already quite large, with goals. He is on the verge of reaching ten goals this season and is the club’s top scorer in the Champions League with four goals. In the round of 16 he will return home, where he was paired with a draw between Dortmund and Chelsea.
He has an expected growth that Madrid, with Ancelotti first in the list, consider him fitting like a glove to the idea of revamping their midfield, something the club started two years ago. Fede Valverdea project that Real Madrid Castilla (B team) worked on, and joined it Camavinga (20 years old) in 2021, Chumini (22) in 2022 and Bellingham will be a jigsaw piece for 2023, at just 20 years old. that it Building project without pressure The ability to generate mix With veterans Modric and Krooswho continue to impart master classes with each other on a weekly basis, forming Eleven’s high-level competition.
There is money to contend with
To finish building together the young midfield that Madrid’s players crave, they’ll have to make a solid investment in Jude Bellingham – but Financially it won’t be a problem. The signing of Tchouameni (€20m out of a total of €100m in variables) was split and then the club cashed in with Casemiro (€72m fixed and €13m in variables). Dortmund’s talent is another footballer who will cross the €100m barrier, but in Madrid they have the strength to do so.