Any hopes Borussia Dortmund had of keeping hold of Jude Bellingham were washed away when they surrendered the league title to Bayern Munich this past Saturday. The club had the chance to seal the title with a win, but the result meant Bayern clinch the league thanks to a win over Koln.
The draw with Mainz effectively sealed Bellingham’s future, who is now all set to leave the club. Real Madrid have emerged as the likely destination, with the player prepared to join Los Blancos ahead of the new season.
In a massive boost to Real Madrid, it appears Bellingham has handed everyone at Dortmund parting gifts. His mother thanked the Dortmund staff with the message, “Thank you for everything.”
This has been reported by the local Dortmund news publication Ruhrnachrichten. It appears everything has been settled and it is only a matter of time before Real Madrid reach an agreement with Borussia Dortmund over the Englishman’s summer move to Santiago Bernabeu.
During his time at Dortmund, Bellingham has featured in 132 competitive matches for the club. He has been involved in almost 50 goals and has established himself as one of the best midfielders in German football.
Bellingham’s leadership, maturity and aggression could be just what Real Madrid need as they look to complete a transition in the midfield department and move on from the old guards such as Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, even though both the veterans are set to continue beyond the summer.
Bellingham’s potential arrival at the Bernabeu, though, might have an adverse effect on the future of other Real Madrid players. Dani Ceballos, for one, is among the players likely to leave the club on a free transfer this summer, knowing he may not have any prominence in the first team.
Atletico Madrid CEO lashes out at Real Madrid: “They cheat the competition”
Locking horns in what is invariably perceived as an intense affair, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid concluded their most recent clash with controversy enshrouding the result.
Diego Simeone’s cavalry came out on top with a 3-1 win, but the reactions by both sides after the game implied a sense of bad blood, which appears to be an ongoing matter.
The Merengues expressed their displeasure with some of the referee’s decisions during their Real Madrid TV broadcast, highlighting the ‘blatant errors’ they felt referee Javier Alberola Rojas and the VAR had committed.
However, in response to the allegations, Atletico Madrid CEO has retaliated with his own accusations, not holding back against Real Madrid.
Gil Marin accuses Madrid of cheating
As per MARCA, Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin believes that the Real Madrid-related media atmosphere is exerting pressure on the referee teams for the upcoming games.
“Real Madrid cheats the competition. They create unbearable pressure on the referees. The arguments they use are funny but very serious and directly affect the competition,” he boldly exclaimed.
Real Madrid pointed out a bucketload of errors made by the referee on Madrid TV, including goals that should not have stood and violations that warranted sending-offs.
Even so, Gil Marin has not taken these assertions lightly and privately mocked the actions of Real Madrid’s claims.
“They are fanatics. They know that if they do not say these types of things, they would quickly lose their jobs,” he said.
Moreover, he alluded to the instance of Jude Bellingham’s tackle on Angel Correa in the dying embers of the game and how the narrative would have been vastly different if the roles were reversed.
“We wouldn’t be talking about anything else [had that happened],” he concluded.