Mercato: Jude Bellingham’s arrival at Real Madrid already announced, contract details known



With the 2022-2023 edition of LaLiga Santander drawing to a close, Real Madrid are already working hard behind the scenes to strengthen their squad for next season, which will enable them to lay claim to new trophies. And if there’s one name that’s being bandied about, it’s that of England international Jude Bellingham, whose arrival date at the White House is already known.

Jude Bellingham is a player who Real Madrid fans are eagerly awaiting in the upcoming summer mercato, as he is the player who should bring new blood and a little more play to the White House midfield, which is currently run by veterans. So it was with a view to rapidly concluding the deal before the start of the summer that the directors of the White House travelled to Dortmund. A trip that lived up to the promise of flowers, as it served to take the final step in an operation that had already been outlined, as MARCA reported.

Indeed, Jude Bellingham, who has been flamboyant this season, is living through a very important period that will be decisive for the next stage of his still nascent career. Despite the injury that could prevent him from playing in the decisive match for the Bundesliga title, he is on the verge of achieving something that seems impossible in Germany, namely taking the title away from Bayern. A reward that could allow him to leave the Bundesliga with more glory, as everything that has been discussed with Real Madrid over the last few months will take definitive form with the transfer to the Madrid club that is about to take place.

This is the justification for the recent visit to Germany by Madrid emissaries, who reached a definitive agreement in principle for Bellingham’s transfer, which had been suspended until the end of the German championship. This was the step that had to be taken to secure a signature that was more than ready in the early days of May, but had yet to be concretized in a contract. Bellingham’s signature was considered strategic by Real Madrid’s directors and coaches. With the Englishman, the aim is to bring to the midfield the touch, vision and ability to penetrate the opponent’s box.  

At the recent meeting between Florentino Pérez, José Ángel Sánchez and Carlo Ancelotti, the latter was informed of the state of negotiations and the desire of all parties to bring in the Englishman. To achieve this, the transfer price was set at 100 million euros, which could be increased depending on certain clauses linked to the midfielder’s performance and presence. In other words, even if Bellingham has received better offers financially, his priority has been and remains to play for Real Madrid. And for the time being, he has a 6-year contract that will allow him to prove to everyone that he is indeed the player the club needs to be present at certain matches.

Sandrine Zounon

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