Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham (19) is set to wear a Real Madrid shirt.
“Bellingham has cited Liverpool as the reason for his decision to move to Real Madrid,” British outlet The Mirror reported on Friday (April 15).
“Bellingham has been handed his Real Madrid shirt after confirming his big-money move,” it added. His transfer fee is reportedly €130 million ($143.7 billion).
Bellingham said: “It’s hard to say the exact moment I decided to join. I was at the stadium during the final against Liverpool,” he said, emphasizing that “Real Madrid’s victory was a big factor in my decision.”
Real Madrid and Liverpool met in the UEFA Champions League final in the 2021-22 season. Real Madrid won the title with a goal from Vinicius Junior.
“I was always aware of Real Madrid’s interest, the decisive moment was when my father told me eight to 10 months ago that ‘Real Madrid asked about me’. I didn’t expect it,” he said.
There were plenty of clubs after Bellingham. Along with Real Madrid, there was strong interest from Premier League clubs. Naturally, there were big offers. “Money is not that important to me,” says Bellingham. I don’t think about money at all when I make decisions like this. Soccer is a sport that I love. I loved the feeling that Real Madrid gave me.”
Bellingham is an English midfielder. As a teenager, he was already considered a complete hexagonal midfielder.
Throughout his career, he has shown his versatility by playing in several positions, including central midfield, attacking midfield, and defensive midfield. His offensive and defensive workload is considerable, and he is a selfless team player. He has been an integral part of the team with 14 goals and seven assists in 42 games this season.토토사이트
He made a name for himself at the World Cup in Qatar with the England national team. He started all five games of the tournament, scoring one goal and adding one assist, proving he can play on the big stage.
Real Madrid believes in Bellingham’s potential. “I knew I wanted to win,” he says, “and the shirt itself is a big responsibility. Zinedine Zidane was the best player for me. Zidane was the best player for me, and I want to carry on the meaning of the number.”