Real Madrid are set to schedule another meeting with Borussia Dortmund as they look to negotiate final transfer fee for Jude Bellingham.
The Spanish giants in recent years have followed a sporting strategy whereby most of the players who sign for the club give up the chance of higher wages and a confirmed starting position elsewhere.
Instead, these players are lured to a club that has a good history that grows season after season and, above all, at a club with a stability that very few can boast.
This has been the path chosen by most players that signed for Real Madrid, especially the flocks of players we see now.
Real Madrid are a club that once they pick up interest in you as a player, you will want to join the club without a second thought.
These players leave lucrative offers from the Premier League or clubs like PSG to join Madrid due to their history globally.
That is exactly what is happening to the Jude Bellingham’s transfer saga – as Premier League clubs are willing to offer more than Real Madrid in the market for the Englishman.
But just like others that have chosen the Los Blancos, Bellingham will go after Club Heritage and history rather than mouth-watering offers.
Bellingham, moreover, has the possibility of becoming the Premier League’s flagship player.
But the Englishman has opted for the proposal of Real Madrid rather than go where all the money is.
Manchester City offered more than Real Madrid as they confirmed they will give Jude leadership as well as a better pay.
City reportedly offered the Dortmund star 15 million euros for each of the six seasons they were proposing to him.
Bellingham is well aware that the competition at Real Madrid will be tough and the immediate transition is not going to happen given the quality of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, who will continue in white for another season.
Aside the veteran midfielders, there are also Fede Valverde, Camavinga and Tchouameni who have shown they are capable in recent times.
The Borussia Dortmund’s ace will arrive and will have to overcome the adaptation period.
Jude Bellingham’s quality and vision make him a safe bet, one that Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool have fought over for a while now.
Why Real Madrid Wants Bellingham
Bellingham is thought by Madrid to look favourably on their priority given to young players, particularly in terms of transfer targets.
In this regard, the Spanish giants moved quickly as they did for previous young midfield signings Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga.
Tchouameni, in particular, will need no introduction to Liverpool supporters, as Madrid tied down the deal early to ensure the Frenchman joined them instead of Liverpool.
Real Madrid will reportedly try and reduce Dortmund’s €140 million (£123.7m/$154.5m) asking price to €100m (£88.3m/$110.4m) and €120m (£106.0m/$132.m).
This is Los Blancos’ plan and it is something which is likely to cause a serious stumbling block in negotiations.
It was revealed last week that Madird had sent representatives to Germany to finalise a move, after it became a race with just Manchester City following Liverpool’s withdrawal.
Jude Victor William Bellingham is an English footballer who was born on 29 June 2003 and plays as a midfielder for Borussia Dortmund and the England national team.
The Englishman joined Birmingham City as an under-8, where he became the club’s youngest ever first-team player when he made his senior debut in August 2019, at the age of 16 years, 38 days.
The youngster also played regularly during the 2019–20 season.
Bellingham joined Borussia Dortmund in July 2020, and in his first competitive match, he became their youngest ever goalscorer.
The Dortmund ace represented his native country England at under-15, under-16, under-17 and under-21 levels.
Then in November 2020, he made his first appearance for the senior team, and represented the country at UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
He represented England at under-15, under-16, under-17 and under-21 levels. He made his first appearance for the senior team, and represented the country at UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The question remains, will Real Madrid sign Jude Bellingham in the summer or will Dortmund block the move just like they did for Marc Rues in 2015?