Real Madrid are the only La Liga team to have won all of their opening three league fixtures. The men in white have not had it easy in terms of injuries, but have battled through the adversity to record a strong start.
Indeed, such a positive run is not possible without an all-round performance from all the players. Yet, it is clear that no one comes close to Jude Bellingham in terms of the impact on the team.
Bellingham shining bright
The new signing has shone in all three of Real Madrid’s games so far and was the best player on the field on all three occasions.
He has racked up four goals and an assist in that short duration and is one of the primary reasons behind the team’s promising run.
Such has been his impact that Bellingham is tied with only Takumi Minamino as the player with the most goal contributions in Europe’s top 10 leagues so far. At five contributions in three games, he deserves every bit of the praise and attention.
His only competitor, Minamino, has recorded three goals and two assists so far for AS Monaco in Ligue 1.
Worth every dime
Real Madrid shelled out over €100 million to sign the attacking midfielder from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Considering his tender age and inexperience in Spanish football, many expected him to make a slow start to life at Madrid.
Bellingham, however, has proven to be a relentless and dedicated warrior for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Not only has he made the attacking midfield spot his own but also promises so much more in terms of productive output.
The 20-year-old’s four goals in La Liga come from an xG of just 1.09 and just goes to show how clinical he has been in front of goal. Further, he averages a stunning two key passes and 1.7 successful dribbles per game.
Real Madrid attentive to the situation of Serie A marksman, Chelsea, Saudi Arabia also keen
Amid signs of trouble brewing between Napoli and their ace goalscorer Victor Osimhen, Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on the Nigerian hitman’s situation, reports the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old was one of the pioneers of Napoli’s Serie A title triumph during the 2022/23 season. But the relationship between the player and the club appears to have taken a hit over the past few days.
All is not well between Osimhen and Napoli
It all started with a distasteful video mocking Osimhen’s penalty miss during the game against Bologna that was posted on Napoli’s official TikTok account.
While the club took down the video soon after, it has not gone down too well with the 24-year-old or his entourage.
In fact, Osimhen’s agent even hinted at a possible legal proceeding against the Partenopei for the social media blunder.
The striker was in action for the club’s game against Udinese last night and even scored a goal, but was in no mood to celebrate.
Real Madrid attentive
Given the recent developments, Real Madrid are understood to have taken a note of the situation and are keeping a close eye on the matter.
The Merengues had been linked with a move for Osimhen during the summer transfer window as well, although nothing came of it.
But with the lack of a natural striker beyond Joselu becoming an issue, the Napoli hitman could become an option either in January or in the summer, if he decides to part ways with the Serie A giants.
Apart from Real Madrid, though, clubs from Saudi Arabia are also looking at Osimhen and would be willing to throw cash at him just like they did with several top stars during the summer window.
Chelsea, too, have an interest in Osimhen although they could find it difficult to sign him in January unless they make some cuts to their squad.
It remains to be seen if this leads to anything in the coming months but for now Real Madrid are closely watching the situation surrounding Osimhen.