- Real Madrid concerned about Bellingham’s fitness
- Transfer expected to be completed this week
- Midfielder will miss England’s EURO qualifiers
What’s the news?
Bellingham’s highly anticipated transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid is nearly finalized, with the Spanish club planning to present the midfielder in early June. However, the Daily Mail reports that Real Madrid is now facing concerns regarding Bellingham’s potential knee surgery during the summer. Throughout the past season, the English midfielder has been plagued by knee issues, which may require surgery for a permanent solution. Madrid fears that this could result in an extended period of absence for Bellingham.
According to the Daily Mail, Bellingham has been grappling with knee problems for several months, relying on medication to continue playing. The midfielder was determined not to miss Dortmund’s title race and made every effort to be on the pitch. With the German season now concluded, Bellingham is contemplating the possibility of undergoing surgery. This would allow him to recover during the summer break and regain fitness in time for Madrid’s pre-season preparations.
Bellingham’s knee problems have already ruled him out of playing for the England national team during the upcoming June international period. England has scheduled two European Championship qualifying matches, but Bellingham has informed coach Gareth Southgate that he won’t be available for selection.