Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham wants to play for Real Madrid, according to Jose Alvarez (h/t MARCA). The teenage English prodigy is a transfer target, but he appears to have his heart set on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Since joining Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2020, Bellingham has developed into one of Europe’s best young players. The midfielder turned down offers from Manchester United and Chelsea to move to Germany, where he has thrived.
However, as big clubs circle, a move away from Signal Iduna Park could be on the horizon for the 19-year-old next summer. Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City are all monitoring Bellingham’s situation, as is Real Madrid.
Bellingham’s deal with Los Merengues is set to expire in the summer of 2025. Dortmund values him at a whopping €150 million. Despite the high valuation, Real Madrid is willing to go to war for his signing because the Englishman is regarded as the ideal replacement for Luka Modric.
And, if the aforementioned report is correct, the reigning Spanish and European champions may have the upper hand in the Bellingham transfer race.
The Merengues have strengthened their midfield with the additions of Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga to partner Federico Valverde. And Bellingham is seen as the club’s next puzzle piece.
The former Birmingham City star has been respectful of Dortmund and is unlikely to force his way out of the club, despite his desire to play for Real Madrid.
Given the growing interest in him, the Spanish capital club will need to reach an agreement with the Bundesliga club on a transfer fee as soon as possible.
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