A recent report from The Telegraph has offered an update on the future of Jude Bellingham. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder remains one of the hottest prospects in the market right now, with multiple top dogs across Europe interested in his services.
Real Madrid are among the clubs keen on his signature as part of their plans to reinforce their midfield unit next season. The Whites are joined by Liverpool and Manchester City in the chase. Both the Premier League clubs wish to be in the conversation for the 19-year-old.
However, Real Madrid appear to be leading in the chase as they have ‘sold’ Bellingham with their tempting project of setting up the new midfield around young talents such as him, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Eduardo Camavinga.
Camavinga and Tchouameni are recent investments for Real Madrid that have proven to be effective. Camavinga is slowly maturing into a reliable performer while Tchouameni has done well to fill in the shoes of Casemiro so far.
With two pillars of the future midfield setup already established, Real Madrid seek to complete the trifecta with the addition of Bellingham.
The English international is not seen as a like-for-like alternative to Luka Modric. However, he has been identified as a replacement for the ageing Croatian due to his impact and influence on the pitch, coupled with the leadership qualities that have made him one of the hottest prospects in Europe.
Bellingham has indeed become an indispensable figure in the Borussia Dortmund midfield and it is only a matter of time until he joins a bigger club.
Real Madrid, to that end, are prepared to offer him the platform to perform at a bigger level. Recent reports indicate that he prefers to sign for Los Blancos as well.
However, given the player’s age and potential, he is bound to cost a fortune for the Whites, especially in a summer transfer window where they may also require the services of a new striker.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.