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Real Madrid target set to decide future soon, Dortmund ready to offer him huge salary
Jude Bellingham has been one of the hottest prospects in the transfer market lately, as the midfielder has established himself as arguably the most talented young player in the world of football.
Aged just 19, Bellingham has shown exceptional technique, quality and maturity. He has already captained the Borussia Dortmund side a few times and is now facing immense pressure to leave the club in the summer, with Real Madrid among the clubs interested in his services.
According to Florian Plettenberg (h/t Madrid Universal), Bellingham is soon set to make a definitive decision on his future. It appears Borussia Dortmund will meet with the player’s representative in April and during the meeting, a decision on the player’s future will be taken.
A decision is expected to come during the second week of April. One would expect interested parties such as Real Madrid and Manchester City to gauge their next step once the decision is taken.
The report from Plettenberg comes shortly after reports that suggested Borussia Dortmund are keen on keeping hold of the midfielder by offering him a lucrative €12 million per season salary. Such an amount would easily make him the highest-paid player in the Dortmund squad, ahead of captain Marco Reus.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the wings and are determined to sign Bellingham, as a potential long-term replacement for Luka Modric. However, it must be noted that the Spanish champions are set to face stiff competition from Manchester City.
Nevertheless, any potential departure of Bellingham in the coming summer could see suitors having to spend a fortune, with Dortmund likely to ask in excess of €100 million for the services of the young Englishman.
Alternatively, Bellingham could end up remaining at Dortmund for another year, which would suit Real Madrid as the club have appeared reluctant in meeting the player’s hefty price tag this summer.
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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.