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Real Madrid legend backs Bellingham for future Ballon d’Or: “Sky is the limit”



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Not many players can claim to know the Real Madrid dressing room better than Gareth Bale.

The 34-year-old former Welsh international has won it all at the Spanish capital, and while his chapter with Real Madrid did not have a fairytale ending, it does not take anything away from his legendary status at the club.

Recently, the veteran winger spoke to Sky Sports about Real Madrid’s latest sensation Jude Bellingham. When asked if the 20-year-old can be a future Ballon d’Or winner, Bale replied:

“The sky is the limit for him if he keeps doing what he is doing,” making it clear what he thought of the young sensation.

On the blazing start that the midfielder has made in Madrid, Bale said: “I haven’t seen a lot, but he has made a great start, scoring a lot of goals which is important at a club like Madrid. He’s doing well. I hope he keeps on going and makes Britain proud.”

An outright star

Bellingham has not touched the ground since his big-money move to Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund.

Instead of feeling the pressure of the large price tag, he has taken off with full force and has been the team’s MVP thus far.

In just four official appearances for Real Madrid, the new signing has racked up a stunning five goals and one assist. What makes his numbers even more astonishing is the fact that most of his goal contributions have been decisive and match-winning.

Players shower praise on Bellingham

Man of the moment. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Four games into the new season is undoubtedly early to judge if a new signing is a success or not. Yet, it is clear that Bellingham has integrated well into his new team and that he is appreciated by his peers.

Real Madrid players and the coaching staff have been singing the youngster’s praises from the day he first trained in white. 

“From the first moment, when he started training, those of us in the corner of the table looked at each other: Nacho, Lucas, Joselu and we said ‘puff, this guy knows what he’s doing’. You don’t see that he is very fast, that technically he is crazy, but he is very complete,” Dani Carvajal said when asked about the former Dortmund star earlier this week.

The likes of Joselu, David Alaba, and many others have spoken highly of the English prodigy and the kind of impact he has made at Real Madrid.

Needless to say, the sky is the limit and the Ballon d’Or is a real possibility for Bellingham.

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French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him



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Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.

However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.

Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links

Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”

“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.

Tchouameni preferred Real Madrid over PSG (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.

Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.

Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid

Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.

Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.

Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.

The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.

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