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Real Madrid is ready to break the bank for a talented midfielder

Jude Bellingham becomes

Real Madrid is ready to go big to sign Jude Bellingham next summer. The 19-year-old has already announced himself to the world. Impressive displays week in and week out in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund have made him one of the top prospects in the world. Not only in the league but even his performances in the Champions League are also impressive. His performance against Manchester City is a testament to that.

Real Madrid has already made their move

According to Marca, Real Madrid has already taken the first steps to sign Jude Bellingham. However, Los Blancos are skeptical of the price to sign the Englishman. According to an AS report, Real Madrid will not pay more than €100 million to sign Jude Bellingham next summer.

It was reported previously that Jude prefers a move to the Spanish capital. However, the English midfielder prioritizes playing for Liverpool over joining Real Madrid, according to Cadena SER (via Mundo Deportivo). He would prefer to return to his country. 

On the other hand, Dortmund wants to extend his contract to 2025, as reported by The Athletic. Additionally, it has been stated that the German giants are eager to include a €150 million release clause for their most valuable asset.

Real Madrid is no longer alone in the race to sign Jude. Premier League clubs Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool, are all interested. All the clubs mentioned above lack depth in their midfield area. Liverpool’s midfield woes are pretty evident this season. While Manchester United lacks the profile, a player like Jude provides to reach the next level. On the other hand, Manchester City is in a tight position as they might lose both Gundogan and Bernardo Silva next summer.

Bellingham, however, is someone who clearly would strengthen the engine room of any team. The 19-year-old recently led Dortmund to a 4-1 victory over Sevilla in the Champions League on the road. At the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, he also contributed to one goal and scored one himself.

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