Jude Bellingham, a midfielder for Borussia Dortmund and an England international, is highly regarded in European soccer, and a number of teams are interested in signing him.
Real Madrid’s chances of acquiring Jude Bellingham have received a twofold boost, which will hurt Liverpool’s long-term interest in the midfield dynamo.
The 19-year-old is being pursued by Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, and reigning champions Manchester City.
On the other hand, Madrid believe they are in a strong position to persuade Dortmund to sign a contract now rather than at the end of the season.
The Bernabeu hierarchy sees Bellingham’s entry as concluding their midfield engine room revamp.
Real, who in August sold the Brazilian Casemiro to Manchester United, are aware that their time with Luka Modric, 37, and Toni Kroos, 32, is running out.
The French combo of Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni have already been signed by Madrid, but they believe England’s Bellingham would make the ideal third piece in that crucial jigsaw.
Jurgen Klopp is rumored to be a great fan, and Liverpool has previously been linked with an interest in Bellingham.
Since joining the Bundesliga in 2020, Bellingham, a graduate of the Birmingham City youth, has been a revelation and has developed into a crucial player for both Dortmund and England.
Premier League clubs are eager to sign the highly regarded 19-year-old back to English football after he scored 20 goals in all competitions for the German powerhouses last season.
Given Real Madrid’s growing confidence in their chances of signing the brilliant central midfielder next summer, the Spanish club is likely to prove to be a significant barrier for the Reds and their domestic rivals.
Bellingham is aware that the European champions have been keeping an eye on him ever since he played for Birmingham City.
The midfielder received direct word from the Spanish club this summer that they would try to recruit him next summer and advised him not to extend his contract with Dortmund or secure an exit from the Bundesliga this year.
Bellingham would have filled a non-EU position on Madrid’s roster, but such positions were already filled for the current season thanks to their South American contingent of players, which Madrid had believed would be a barrier to any deal.
However, Diario AS emphasizes how Vinicius now has EU citizenship thanks to his presence in Spain, which has boosted Madrid’s growing confidence in a deal.
This application was approved last month after a protracted wait for a footballer who had lived in the Spanish city for four years.
The major sports publications in Spain have been informed of Madrid’s resolve and interest, with Marca yesterday featuring a picture of Bellingham on its top page.
The sun suggests that the club is briefing that talks between the two clubs have begun. It was the most obvious indication that Real were pushing hard.