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Just in: Jude Bellingham wants to join Real Madrid next summer as a priority
It is well-known at this point that Real Madrid are intent on signing Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund next summer.
The 19-year-old midfield sensation is attracting serious interest from several other top clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United as well.
However, according to journalist Jorge C Picon, the England international’s camp have informed him that he wants to join Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
It is claimed that Bellingham sees Real Madrid as his priority for the next year. The former Birmingham City star is aware that the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are in the final stage of their respective careers.
And he believes that he can take over for the future along with the likes of Federico Valverde, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga.
If true, this will come as a huge boost for Real Madrid in their pursuit of Bellingham. The champions of Spain and Europe have been monitoring the young midfielder for a long time now and have been working on a deal to sign him for a year.
And the efforts seem to be paying off now, with the Englishman willing to join Real Madrid next year.
Since joining Dortmund from Birmingham City in 2020, Bellingham has developed into one of the most exciting young midfielders in the game. This season itself, he has already netted eight goals and set up two more for his teammates in 17 matches across all competitions.
A regular in the England national team squad, Bellingham’s stock could further rise if he enjoys a strong World Cup in Qatar over the next month. He still has more than two years left on his contract with Dortmund. So, they will demand a premium fee for the 19-year-old.
As things stand, though, all signs point towards Bellingham joining Real Madrid in the summer of 2023.
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Real Madrid not in talks with Tottenham Hotspur for 29-year-old forward
According to a recent report from Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Xtra), there is nothing concrete at the moment between Harry Kane and Real Madrid. The two parties have not held any talks and a potential transfer is distant.
Los Blancos’ admiration of the English striker is not a novel development for the Spanish giants have been monitoring his situation for a couple of seasons now.
Tottenham’s high financial demands coupled with Karim Benzema’s breathtaking form kept Kane’s pursuit out of sight, but the situation has now changed.
Real Madrid’s French striker may be the current Ballon d’Or holder but he has struggled to recreate his form this season. His subpar performances and age force the club to look for a new face and Kane is unsurprisingly back in the mix.
The England captain has a contract with Spurs that runs until 2024 and he has not agreed on a new deal with the Premier League side. His dire drought for trophies at the club level could force him to move to greener pastures and there is a long line of suitors awaiting his availability.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich both, like Real Madrid, are in need of a new centre-forward and thus join the Merengues in Kane’s pursuit.
The 29-year-old striker has started 28 Premier League games for Antonio Conte’s side this season, scoring a whopping 21 goals and providing two assists in the process. The fact that his goal tally came off a relatively low xG of 15.6 shows Kane’s effectiveness in front of the goal.
Karim Benzema is likely to renew for another season, but the summer could see the Galacticos go all out for a big-name striker. Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are some of the other names considered, though it is clear that neither of them would arrive cheap.