A recent report from MARCA has offered an update on the future of Jude Bellingham. The Borussia Dortmund youngster has become one of the most sought-after players in the market, with multiple European giants keen on securing his services.
Bellingham’s current contract at Dortmund does not expire until 2025, but clubs are determined to lure him away from the Bundesliga either in the January transfer window or at the end of the season.
The report from MARCA suggests that there might be a more definitive update on Bellingham’s future after the end of the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
The player is expected to announce his decision after the competition ends. He is aware of the interest around him, with the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester City.
MARCA claim that the bidding war for Bellingham may even start from the January transfer window, and it appears Real Madrid are more than prepared. They have identified the Englishman as the ideal man to replace Luka Modric, with the club readying a big-money move for the player.
Bellingham is currently valued at around €100 million by Dortmund, but the figure could easily increase if the midfielder continues his form in the upcoming World Cup.
Some even believe that the former Birmingham City starlet could even be worth as much as €150 million, which could make life difficult for not only Real Madrid but also other clubs involved in the chase.
However, Bellingham is surely leaving Dortmund one way or another, with the club chief recently confirming that they are going to hold talks with the player over his future shortly after the World Cup.
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.