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Bellingham was offered much more money by Man City, but opted for Real Madrid
With just a few matches remaining before the season comes to a close, Real Madrid have been dealt with a massive boost recently, with the club reportedly closing in on an agreement with Jude Bellingham.
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is ready to join Real Madrid ahead of the new season, subject to the two clubs reaching an agreement over a transfer.
Santi Aouna has offered a fresh update on the transfer saga, suggesting Bellingham has already started chatting with some of the Real Madrid players. It appears he is all set to join the ranks in the coming summer.
Aouna further suggests that Bellingham was offered a significantly higher sum by Manchester City. Not only did he have the chance to earn more money at the Etihad, but he could have also reunited with his former teammate and close friend Erling Haaland.
However, Bellingham still chose Real Madrid, because of the sporting project offered by Los Blancos. The Spanish giants have indeed nurtured a host of young players in recent years and despite the continuity of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, there is a significant scope for him to become one of the club’s leaders in the years to come.
According to Aouna, the negotiations between all parties are at an advanced stage and the transfer could be closed soon. It must be mentioned Real Madrid share an excellent relationship with Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, which may play a critical role in the negotiations.
It has been claimed that Bellingham will likely be offered a contract until 2029, with wages worth up to €20 million per year.
With more details likely to come out in the coming days, it will be interesting to see how quickly Real Madrid can close out this signing.
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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report
Eden Hazard is one of the Real Madrid players who have vowed to stay at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of his contract. His current deal at the club expires in 2024.
Even though the Real Madrid star has been courted by several MLS and even the Saudi Arabian clubs, the forward has shown no desire to leave Bernabeu just yet. He wants to stay at the club even though Los Blancos are ready to sanction his sale this summer.
In the midst of this drama, a fresh report from Alfredo Matilla suggests Real Madrid are now considering terminating the contract of Eden Hazard.
This comes shortly after a report which claimed that a Real Madrid player who is not out of contract this summer, may shockingly leave the club this summer. Ferland Mendy was a potential candidate, but it appears Hazard has not been ruled out either.
The Belgian international has offered very little since joining from Chelsea in 2019 for a record-breaking €115 million fee. His spell at the Bernabeu has been marred by injuries, while the player has also struggled to impress when given the opportunities.
Inside the Real Madrid dressing room, there is both grief and resentment towards Belgian, who has remained steadfast in his decision to stay at the club. He has a good standing in the team due to his professionalism, but the Real Madrid bosses are determined to get rid of him this summer.
Hazard, after all, is the highest-paid player in the squad and his departure could open up a chunk of the space in the salary mass. But it must be noted that Real Madrid would have to spend a fortune to terminate Hazard’s contract.
Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Los Blancos end up splashing the cash in order to get Hazard out of their books this coming summer.