Real Madrid has completed the transfer of English midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund in a record-breaking deal for a British player. Bellingham’s arrival strengthens the Spanish champions’ midfield, potentially marking the dawn of a new era at the Santiago Bernabeu.
A Historical Signing
Bellingham’s value has increased from £88.5 million to £115 million as a result of his transfer from Dortmund to Madrid. Bellingham is now the most expensive British player in football history. Bellingham signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid after three excellent seasons with Dortmund, where he was voted Bundesliga Player of the Year in the most recent campaign. Bellingham will be introduced as a Real Madrid player later today.
Bellingham expressed his appreciation for his time at Dortmund in parting words on the club’s website. “I’d like to thank everyone at BVB and the fans for their support over the last three years.” It has been a privilege to wear your jersey so many times. Once Borussia, always Borussia. All the best for the future” he said.
Bellingham’s Journey and the Future in Madrid
Bellingham’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. His journey from becoming Birmingham’s youngest ever player in August 2019 at the age of 16 to joining Dortmund as the most expensive 17-year-old in history, and his impressive international debut with England, have all led him to this pivotal moment.
Bellingham contributed 24 goals and 25 assists to Dortmund during his time there. His performance earned him the title of Bundesliga player of the season, solidifying his place as one of the most sought-after midfielders in the world. Despite the array of talent at Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid’s manager, recognized Bellingham’s potential during the recent World Cup, making his fit in the team’s lineup more intriguing.
However, it remains to be seen where Bellingham will fit in the Madrid starting line-up, especially given the club’s rich pedigree in that position. His signing is undeniably a big boost to Madrid’s midfield, and fans are eager to see the impact he will make.
In other news, Bellingham’s younger brother, Jobe Bellingham, an England Under-18 international, is on the verge of joining Sunderland from Birmingham. The Bellingham family is having an eventful summer as both of their brothers advance in their professional football careers.
Jude Bellingham joins a historic list of British players who have previously worn the distinctive white jersey of the Spanish giants, including David Beckham, Michael Owen, and Gareth Bale.