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Real Madrid locker room in awe of new arrival: “Been playing with that shirt all his life”



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Real Madrid’s new signing Jude Bellingham has made quite an impact at the club in such a short time. The young midfielder has not only managed to impress the fans but his adaptiveness has left everyone at the club in awe.

Adding to it, Spanish publication MARCA writes that there is a piece of floating news from the locker room that “it seems he [Bellingham] has been playing with that [white] shirt all his life.”

In fact, those at the club consider his adaptation as complete and absolute. From the first day of signing, the 20-year-old has identified what he needs to do to be successful at the club and for that, he has been putting in extra effort.

Shining start to a new life

The former Bermingham City midfielder joined Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund for an initial fee reported to be around €103 million. The figure could rise up to €133.9 million if certain criteria are met.

The 20-year-old, who is a Zinedine Zidane fan, made a thumping start to his life at Real Madrid. In his first game for the club, a pre-season friendly against AC Milan, the 20-year-old put the fans on the edge of their seat.

Set for great things. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

In the next match, against Manchester United, he scored his debut goal for Madrid in a 2-0 win. The goal was a sheer treat for every Madridista as Bellingham chipped the ball over rushing goalkeeper Andre Onana in a perfect style.

Will he be a regular starter?

As reported earlier, manager Carlo Ancelotti already has an idea of his starting XI for the 2023-24 season and Bellingham, alongside Eduardo Camavinga, is certain to lead Madrid’s midfield.

The duo can be joined by Aurelien Tchouameni or anyone else from the roster but the places of Bellingham and Camavinga are more than certain.

Great things are expected of Bellingham and the early signs are that the 20-year-old is set to shine in Spain.

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  1. Alan Gormley

    August 8, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    I’m a Birmingham City fan and am not surprised Jude has adapted so well. He did the same when he came into our team and then in Germany. I can’t wait to come over and watch him play with you.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club



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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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