The race to sign England’s World Cup star Jude Bellingham is heating up, as potential buyers in Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG have all set in motion their plans to entice the teenaged midfielder. Bellingham will almost certainly be on the move next summer as his World Cup displays have raised his stakes even higher. His current employers Borussia Dortmund too are bracing up for hefty offers as they have already set his price tag as well.
The German giants want a staggering €100 million for Bellingham and have constantly reiterated that the price tag is non-negotiable. So any potential suitor who wants to take him away next summer right away needs to sign a cheque of €100 million and the reap the benefits. However, Real Madrid are rather prepping a mindboggling offer of €135 million for Bellingham to avoid competition from the likes of the aforementioned clubs.
Real Madrid ready to go the extra mile for Bellingham who prefers them over other suitors
Real Madrid are one audacious club who love to put their money where their mouth is. They did same with a number of talented players who were up on the market and want to continue their trend with Bellingham. Early reports had suggested that the Premier League sides were the favourites to swoop in the former Birmingham midfielder, with Liverpool the front runners given the midfield crisis they are sustaining.
However, Real, as always have reportedly popped up with the money as well as their superior negotiating tactics. Bellingham now prefers them over any other club at the moment given the rich history the club boasts in the Champions League. Of all the interested clubs, it won’t be wrong to say that Real offer the prospect of being a Champions League winner sooner than later to Bellingham.
Moreover, the defending Champions League winners have kept ready a whopping sum of €135 million for the England international, which will be enough for Dortmund to happily sign a deal. According to Real Madrid reporter Tomas Gonzalez, and relayed by Madrid Xtra, the Los Blancos will pay a fixed amount of €100 million to Dortmund for Bellingham, with another €20 million worth add-ons and the remaining €15 in commissions.
The report further adds that Real Madrid will offer Bellingham a long term contract of six years, till 2029, and a staggering salary of €11 million net per year. While the money is not the only factor playing its part, Real’s project too has attracted the player and his representatives. With their mainstay midfielders Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in the twilight of their careers and Casemiro having left for Manchester United, Real have brought in young midfield talents in Eduardo Camavinga [last summer] and Aurelien Tchouameni this summer.
Once again, the two under-23 players were pursued by a host of Europe’s elite clubs, but Real triumphed in landing them. The club is once again confident that Bellingham too will choose them over others, and are now only preparing the formal offer and paperwork. The England player was a star for his country at the recently concluded World Cup in Qatar, starting every game in their run till the quarterfinals scoring a goal and providing an assist.