A fierce scouting battle is unfolding over Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), who is said to be a future midfielder resource in Europe.
Spanish sports newspaper ‘As’ said on the 13th (Korean time), ‘Bellingham is the top priority for Real Madrid next season. Wanting to improve in midfield, Real are formulating a strategy for signing Bellingham. Real executives recently traveled to England and Germany to meet Bellingham’s family.”
Real management is said to have observed Bellingham directly and checked various things to see if he is really a necessary resource and to look beyond his performance.
Real is undergoing a natural generational change by recruiting young resources in their early 20s, such as Federico Valverde, Aurelien Chuameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Vinicius Junior, and Rodrygo.
Bellingham is also a scout at the same level. Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are the two main players at Real’s waist, but their ages are heading toward their mid- and late 30s, respectively. In order to prepare for the future, vitality is essential.
However, there are difficulties in recruiting Bellingham. There are too many contenders: Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal. Bellingham is known to have a crush on Liverpool.
Bellingham, of course, has not decided anything. Dortmund is in a position to receive 150 million euros (209.1 billion won) for Bellingham’s transfer fee. Real Madrid believes that it is possible to secure sufficient funds through the liquidation of the squad. The fact that Bellingham is not showing a clear attitude is also a good thing for Real. 안전놀이터
It is also positive that the relationship between Real and Dortmund is not bad. There haven’t been many big deals between the two clubs in the last 10 years. Nuri Sahin, who was a Turkish national team player, was loaned to Real Madrid from Dortmund.
Real or Liverpool are professing that they can pay the 150 million euros Dortmund wants for the signing of Bellingham. Above all, Bellingham has signed a contract with Dortmund until 2025, but the summer transfer is virtually certain as he refused to negotiate a renewal.
Recently, Dortmund general manager Sebastian Kell said: “We haven’t had a new conversation with Bellingham yet. The hope is that there are still more than two years left on the contract. Now we need Bellingham to achieve our goal this season (to win the Bundesliga). Bellingham is also concentrating only on football,” he said positively.
Dortmund are in second place with 50 points, two points behind first place Bayern Munich. In a situation where Bellingham should be holding on well, the discussion on renewal of the contract may break concentration, so I am in a position to watch it for now, but my head hurts because Real’s search is active.