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Bellingham has chosen to join Real Madrid, negotiations with Dortmund set to start – report



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After a long-fought transfer saga involving some of Europe’s biggest names, a final decision from Jude Bellingham was expected in April. The Englishman was set to choose from one of two options on the table: Manchester City and Real Madrid.

According to reports from AS, the Borussia Dortmund star has finally made his choice. He wishes to play for the Merengues, and Real Madrid have seemingly got their man. Negotiations between the club and Borussia Dortmund are expected to start in the coming days.

The youngster is seen as a vital component of Real Madrid’s midfield in the long-term future and is deeply admired at the offices of the Santiago Bernabeu. In fact, he has been the European Champions’ top target for several months now.

Real Madrid were best placed to sign the youngster for a long time until Manchester City appeared on the scene. The prospect of joining Pep Guardiola’s solid project, that too in his own country, was unsurprisingly a tempting option for the player and his family.

In the end, it appears that Bellingham has given the green light to his personal dream move.

However, the deal is far from done. Bellingham may have chosen from his shortlist, but everything hinges on the financial discussions.

Borussia Dortmund’s demands for the teenager have significantly increased after the bidding war commenced but Real Madrid are only willing to go so far in terms of transfer fee.

The 19-year-old has racked up five goals and four assists from 28 Bundesliga appearances this season in addition to five goal contributions in the UEFA Champions League. Further, he averages 1.1 key passes and 2 shots per game and has created eight big chances.

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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season



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Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.

Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.

According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.

Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.

After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.

Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.

The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.

However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.

Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.

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