Jude Bellingham has agreed in principle to join Real Madrid this summer, according to 90min. The 19-year-old midfield maestro, currently plying his trade with Borussia Dortmund, has apparently put pen to paper on a lucrative six-year contract with the reigning La Liga champions that will see him move to the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the current campaign.
Bellingham, considered one of the hottest prospects in the global game, has taken the Bundesliga by storm since arriving from Birmingham City nearly three years ago as a fresh-faced 16-year-old.
The English dynamo has morphed into an integral cog for both club and country, directly contributing to 20 goals so far this season through a combination of 13 goals and 7 assists. His surging runs, deft touches, pinpoint passing and leadership qualities belie his tender age.
Real Madrid have long courted the teenage sensation and have finally got their man after beating off interest from Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City.
Bellingham will fill the sizable void left in Los Blancos’ midfield by the eventual retirement of legendary playmaker Luka Modric. The succession plan is now in place.
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According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal will be worth in the region of €100 million, an eye-watering figure for one so young but one that underlines Bellingham’s precocious ability and vast potential.
The English starlet will put pen to paper on a six-year contract that will reportedly include an outrageous €1 billion release clause, underlining Real’s determination to lock down his services for the considerable future.
The football world awaits official confirmation of one of the most seismic transfers in recent memory. Real Madrid seem to have won the race for Bellingham’s signature, securing a generational talent who looks destined to dominate midfields across Europe for years to come. The future is bright at the Bernabeu.