Real Madrid Signs English International Jude Bellingham in a Record Deal
Real Madrid has announced the signing of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund on a six-year deal, making him the latest addition to the Spanish giant’s midfield regeneration. The 19-year-old English international cost the club over 100 million euros ($108 million), one of the most substantial fees paid for a teenager in football history. The German side has confirmed that an agreement had been reached with Madrid worth 103 million euros, plus up to 30% of that fee in bonuses.
Real Madrid’s Regenerated Midfield
Bellingham’s arrival at Real Madrid completes their midfield regeneration, joining young French talents Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni. The club aims to phase out veterans Luka Modric and Toni Kroos gradually. The club released a statement celebrating Bellingham’s signing, acknowledging that he was selected as the best player in the Bundesliga 2022-23 season. They also highlighted his impressive performance in the England national team at the World Cup last year.
Real Madrid Welcomes Jude Bellingham
Madrid will host a presentation ceremony for Bellingham, where he will be officially welcomed as a new Real Madrid player today, Thursday, June 16th, 2022, at Real Madrid City. The player will face the media after the ceremony.
Bellingham’s Journey So Far
Bellingham signed for Dortmund from Birmingham in 2020 for 25 million euros before moving to Real Madrid. During his time at Dortmund, he played 132 games, winning the German Cup in 2021. Speaking to Dortmund’s club website, Bellingham thanked Dortmund fans, saying, “once a Borussian, always a Borussian.”
Real Madrid’s historic signing of Jude Bellingham is a statement of intent, and their fans would welcome the club’s continued investment in young talents as they rebuild their squad to compete at the highest level of football.