Jude Bellingham was once again the main difference-maker when Real Madrid secured an impressive 4-0 win over Girona on Saturday.
The English scored a brace, which once again helped him maintain his status as Real Madrid’s top goal-getter this season. Shortly after his second goal, however, the midfielder had to be substituted for a knock he picked up earlier in the game.
Real Madrid ran diagnostics on Bellingham on Sunday, which revealed that the midfielder had picked up a strain in his left ankle.
Bellingham has received a lot of support, from only from his own supporters but also from his teammates.
In a recent media interaction, Bellingham took his time to acknowledge his teammates, with the midfielder notably heaping praise on Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
“I’m so fortunate I get to play with players like that. I’m in awe at the quality of Rodry & Viní,” Bellingham said (h/t Madrid Xtra). “When Vini Jr is in the mood, he’s the best player in the world for me.”
The Englishman’s words were echoed by Carlo Ancelotti during the post-match presser. The Italian also hailed Vinicius as the best player in the world.
However, it is Bellingham, who has led the Real Madrid frontline this season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions and emerging as the highest scorer in La Liga.
Bellingham attributes this success to his teammates. “To get the goals & help the team, it’s always a great feeling at home. I just feel so loved,” said the midfielder.
Real Madrid, though, could be in for a tricky period, as they look to make do with Bellingham’s absence. The Englishman has been ruled out for a period of up to three weeks, meaning he will miss the upcoming Champions League affair against RB Leipzig.
Just in: Real Madrid reach verbal agreement with Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies
In a huge update, Mario Cortegana of The Athletic is reporting that Real Madrid have reached a verbal agreement with Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies over a transfer, either in 2024 or 2025.
Real Madrid have been in direct contact with Davies’ camp through chief scout Juni Calafat and CEO Jose Angel Sanchez for some time now. And since the beginning of the negotiations they have asked the 23-year-old not to renew his contract with Bayern, that expires in 2025.
There have been multiple meetings between the two parties in recent times, one of which took place earlier this month, following which the process has sped up.
There are two possibilities on the table for Real Madrid as far as Davies’ transfer is concerned. Firstly, the Spanish capital club could sign the Canadian left-back for a ‘below-market price’ this summer. Or they can wait until 2025 to land him on a free transfer.
Even though there has been tentative interest from Barcelona and clubs in England, Davies’ preferred destination has always been Real Madrid. And a verbal agreement is now in place between the two parties.
Bayern, for their part, are still attempting to convince Davies to sign a contract renewal, but recent reports suggest that they believe the player will leave.
As such, they would be against losing him for free next year, meaning they will be open to negotiating a fee for the Canadian.
Just a while ago, we reported that Real Madrid are preparing to start negotiations with Bayern, who want €50 million for Davies, although Los Blancos could open with a smaller offer worth around €35 million.
Either way, with a verbal agreement secured with the player, Real Madrid appear set to land Davies, either this summer for a fee, or in 2025 for free.