Real Madrid have won the race to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, claims Spanish outlet MARCA and Sky Germany. The English midfielder has agreed to join Madrid in a deal worth around 120 million euros.
What’s the news?
Bellingham has been one of the hottest topics on the transfer market for this summer. The talented midfielder has developed into one of Europe’s leading players and has been linked to several big clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid. Several reports have now claimed that Bellingham has made his decision and has told his Dortmund teammates he will be joining Madrid this summer and will be signing until the summer of 2029.
In the background
It was expected that a bidding war would commence this summer as the biggest clubs on the planet would be preparing a fight to sign Bellingham. Man United was one of the leading favourites to sign the midfielder and tried to convince him to sign at Old Trafford instead of any of the other interested clubs. Eventually the allure of Madrid has one and Bellingham is set to sign a long-term contract with the Spanish giants soon.
Negotiations between Madrid and Dortmund have already started and have been progressing steadily over the past few weeks. The various reports all claim that the talks have reached an advanced stage and that an agreement could be announced soon. Once a deal has been agreed, Bellingham will need to sign a contract with Madrid. This does not look to be a problem and it is expected that the midfielder will become a Madrid player on July 1st 2023.