The future of 19-year-old wonderkid Jude Bellingham is currently one of the hottest topics in football. The Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder has turned many heads since becoming his club’s youngest ever goal scorer. He’s also the third youngest player in history to win a senior cap for England.
Real Madrid Confident of Signing Jude Bellingham
Real are confident in signing Jude Bellingham next summer, although Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl is still intent on offering a new deal after the World Cup. Bellingham's contract expires in 2025. Real believe they can sign him for under £100m without an extension.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) September 27, 2022
Teenage Star Attracts Widespread Interest
Bellingham is said to be in the crosshairs of a number of big clubs. Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool are all interested in him. But now another major club thinks they will be the ones to win the race.
According to Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports, Real Madrid are confident in signing Jude Bellingham next summer for under £100m. This is significantly lower than the reported £130m price tag that some have set for the “football prodigy“.
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The red side of Manchester are also interested in signing Bellingham. Manchester United reportedly put in a bid for the then-16-year-old when he was still a Birmingham City player. They’re still interested in him now, but could be at a serious disadvantage. Jacobs writes that Bellingham considers Champions League football essential, which would damage his chances of joining the faltering United.
Chelsea and Manchester United Not Considered Front Runners
And then there’s Chelsea, who also recently “joined the race” for the Englishman’s services. Owner Todd Boehly has reportedly stepped in to personally make contact with Bellingham’s representatives as Chelsea look to freshen up their ageing midfield. However, Jacobs lumps Chelsea in with Manchester United as not currently frontrunners in the race for the England international.
It’s worth mentioning that Bellingham is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2025. The club’s sporting director, Sebastian Kehl, is keen on offering the player a new deal come the end of the 2022 World Cup, Having lost other big names like Haaland and Jadon Sancho.
Big things are coming from Jude Bellingham 📈 pic.twitter.com/LT0YFIUQoo
— GOAL (@goal) September 27, 2022
Jacobs’ Twitter thread says that Bellingham has not picked Real Madrid just yet, so the talented teenager’s next destination is still anybody’s guess. But, no matter where he decides to go, expect big things from the “future of English football” over the next few years.