Jude Bellingham is Real Madrid’s main target in the 2023 summer transfer window.
Los Blancos’ signings in recent years have reflected the political shift at the club, with 14-time Champions His league winners include the acquisition of Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, Fede Valverde, and Aurelian Tchouameni. They have acquired young talent that will be nurtured over time.
Is Real Madrid staying in contact with the player?
As previously reported by MARCA, Real Madrid had their eye on Bellingham even before he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2019. The club first contacted the player when they were unsure if Tchouameni would agree to join in 2022.
The added financial burden of a possible signing of Kylian Mbappe was another reason Real Madrid postponed its hopes of signing the English midfielder.
The La Liga Giants request Bellingham to not renew its contract with Dortmund
The La Liga Giants eventually finalized the transfer of Tchouameni, but the club urged Bellingham and his representatives not to renew the player’s contract with Dortmund.
Despite pressure to extend his contract, Bellingham has so far kept his promise not to sign a new contract while considering other offers.
However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring the player to Anfield.
Bellingham seems eager to be playing for the Spanish Capital
With the club in danger of losing 50% of its midfield, Real Madrid wants to address the issue and make Bellingham one of the key signings in the summer window.
The Englishman could become one of Europe’s most dominant midfielders in the years to come, alongside Eduardo Camavinga, Valverde, and Tchouameni.
With Aki Watzke taking charge of Borussia Dortmund, relations between Real Madrid and the club are friendly and both clubs are aware of the situation.
With Bellingham’s €150 million release clause recently leaked, it seems inevitable that the player will leave in the summer, with Real Madrid being said to be his preferred destination.