Jude Bellingham, the talented midfielder, has officially joined Real Madrid. During his presentation at the club, Bellingham expressed his desire to see Kylian Mbappe join him.
The 19-year-old midfielder has signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid. He will proudly wear the No. 5 shirt, previously worn by his idol, Zinedine Zidane, in the upcoming season. The club president, Florentino Perez, hailed Jude Bellingham as “one of the best players in the world” during the event.
Jude Bellingham on Mbappe’s Potential Transfer
When asked about the rumours linking Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, Bellingham responded by saying that he cannot comment on Mbappe’s situation. However, he expressed his admiration for the talented player and stated that he would love to play alongside him.
Real Madrid confirmed the signing of the English midfielder from Borussia Dortmund. The deal is reported to be worth an initial €103 million ($111m), with additional variables potentially amounting to €30 million ($32m). Bellingham expressed his pride in joining Real Madrid, emphasizing that it is the greatest football club in history.
Choosing Real Madrid
Bellingham revealed that his decision to join Real Madrid was not influenced by money. He spoke with club representatives and was captivated by the feeling he experienced. Despite interest from Premier League giants Manchester City and Liverpool, Jude Bellingham believes Real Madrid is the ultimate destination for him.
When his father informed him about Real Madrid’s interest around 12 to 15 months ago, Bellingham felt overwhelmed. It was a surprise and a dream come true to receive an offer from such a prestigious club.
Bellingham’s Ambitions at Real Madrid
With the aim of reclaiming the La Liga title from Barcelona and challenging for the Champions League, Real Madrid has strengthened their squad by adding Bellingham, left-back Fran Garcia, and playmaker Brahim Diaz. The club is also targeting a centre forward, and rumours have linked them with Jude Bellingham’s England teammate Harry Kane.
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By choosing to wear the No. 5 shirt, Bellingham pays homage to Zinedine Zidane, whom he greatly admires. He clarified that he aspires to be himself but acknowledges the greatness of Zidane.
Jude Bellingham expressed excitement about working with manager Carlo Ancelotti, whom he described as an incredible coach. He eagerly anticipates learning from midfield veterans Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, acknowledging their knowledge, experience, and playing style. Bellingham aims to absorb as much as possible from them and become a better player through their guidance.
Jude Bellingham’s arrival at Real Madrid marks a significant moment in his career. As he dons the No. 5 shirt and joins the ranks of esteemed English players who have represented the club, Bellingham looks forward to playing alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and learning from experienced teammates.
Real Madrid’s pursuit of domestic and European glory, coupled with Bellingham’s talent and determination, promises an exciting season ahead.