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.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.