Real Madrid are still very keen to bring Jude Bellingham to Spain this summer. Newspaper Marca revealed on Thursday that the Spanish giants will soon send a delegation to Germany to have a personal talk with the attacking midfielder, without involving his club Borussia Dortmund. It is not the first time Madrid has used this tactic, as they did the same thing with Aurélien Tchouaméni, who then decided to pick Madrid over other clubs.
The report states that Madrid have been working on a deal with Bellingham for the past ten months. The club firmly believes that a personal approach will convince the England international to reject moves to Manchester City or Manchester United and decide to join Madrid in the summer. If the club wants to sign Bellingham, they will have to dig deep in their pockets. Whereas Dortmund first wanted at least 120 million euros for the midfielder, they have increased his asking price to 150 million euros.
According to Marca Madrid are keen on applying the so-called Tchouaméni method. A group of representatives from the Spanish club traveled to France last year and convinced the talented midfielder sign a multi-year deal ahead of a possible transfer to Liverpool, Chelsea and several other big clubs from Europe. After their successful bid to convince the French international, AS Monaco received a transfer fee that surpassed the 80 million euros.
And now Madrid will have to pay almost double that transfer fee to secure Bellingham. Whilst the club isn’t too keen on spending more than 100 million euros anymore, they are aware that the midfielder can’t be signed for anything less than that. Bellingham has developed himself into one of the leading midfielders in Europe at Dortmund, even wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions.