A trip by Real Madrid executives to Dortmund has served to take the final step in an operation that was already outlined, as announced by MARCA.
Jude Bellingham is facing the most intense and important days of his still fledgling career. Despite the ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ that could keep him out of the decisive game to win the Bundesliga, the Englishman is close to achieving something that seems impossible in Germany, which is taking the title from Bayern. In addition, as if that were not enough, the midfielder will see how, in the coming days, everything discussed with Real Madrid in recent months takes on a definitive form with the transfer to the Madrid entity.
A recent visit to Germany by Madrid emissaries has served to definitively bring positions closer to Borussia Dortmund, reaching an agreement in principle for the transfer of Bellingham, which has been suspended until the end of the German championship. It was the step that he needed to ensure a signing that was already more than outlined in the first days of May, as MARCA reported, but that he needed to receive form in a contract.
The signing of Bellingham has been considered strategic by Real Madrid leaders and coaches. With English, the aim is to provide the midfield with touch, vision of the game and the ability to reach the opposing area. In the recent meeting held by Florentino Pérez, Jose Ángel Sánchez with Carlo Ancelotti, the coach was informed of the state of the negotiation and of the good predisposition of all parties for the arrival of the Englishman.
Six year contract
100 million euros is the starting point of the transfer, which could be raised depending on certain clauses that will be related to the performance and presence of the midfielder. At no time, the leaders of Borussia Dortmund have not thought about the inclusion of players as a bargaining chip in the operation.
As has happened in other signings made by Real Madrid in recent seasons, Bellingham has had better financial offers on the table, but his priority has been and is playing for the white club. The Englishman is not going to be located in the first salary step of the Madrid dressing room, something that comes with the passage of time as has happened to other players. He expects six years of contract.
As has happened in the last summer markets with the cases of Camavinga and Tchouameni or further in time in those of Vinicius and Rodrygo, Real Madrid started up months ago. With the chosen priority objective, Juni Calafat continued with the work started on monitoring his game, focused on gaining the trust of both the footballer and those around him, something that once again has been decisive in obtaining the footballer’s yes.
Bellingham, in addition to his presence with England in the World Cup in Qatar, has participated in 42 games with Borussia Dortmund this season, with 14 goals and five assists as the main argument.