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Real Madrid target’s family pushing for Premier League move – report
The drama around Jude Bellingham’s hyped summer transfer refuses to die down. Every time one party appears close to stealing the favourites’ tag, the equation is thrown back into equal balance by a fresh update.
According to reports from Matteo Moretto, there is still no final decision as to where the English midfielder will go in the summer. This is primarily because of conflicting interests between the player and his family.
Bellingham’s family prefer to move to England and thus continue to push for their son to move to the Premier League. With Liverpool and Manchester City both interested, the youngster has no shortage of options.
Yet, the teenager himself has a great fascination for Real Madrid, and the Merengues are aware of this fact. Needless to say, Florentino Perez wishes to capitalise on the advantage and use it to the team’s benefit.
The opportunity to sign for Real Madrid does not come twice in the career of most footballers and is a chance that very few turn down. After all, the club represents the epitome of football and is the most decorated institution in the history of the game.
In addition to just the tag of being associated with the historical club, Bellingham also sees a real opportunity of succeeding at Santiago Bernabeu. With Luka Modric and Toni Kroos nearing the end of their careers, there is a real void that needs to be filled and is begging for the Borussia Dortmund star’s arrival.
It is safe to say that the player’s decision will prove to be more binding than the wishes of his family in deciding his future. However, one must note that the economic demands from the German club are equally as important. Real Madrid are prepared to shell out a significant fee but have drawn the line clearly on how far they are willing to go.
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Real Madrid locker room angry with Barcelona midfielder’s ‘unsportsmanlike’ behaviour – report
While the evident frustration among the Real Madrid players was quite visible following the recent 1-2 defeat against Barcelona, the feeling of vexation was not really limited on the field.
Journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that once the players got into the dressing room, the environment had an air of anger and frustration.
Players from each team had a go at each other right till the end, especially the likes of Dani Carvajal and Arnau Tenas, who had to be separated by several members from both teams.
Interestingly, before the aforementioned incident, Barcelona midfielder Gavi was already causing some trouble on the field. The youngster did not shy away from putting his body on the line throughout the game and it annoyed Madrid players to the extreme.
First, he pushed Carvajal in one incident and after that, he entangled himself in an off-the-ball clash with Dani Ceballos. The Madrid midfielder first had a collision with Robert Lewandowski and as the game moved on, Gavi made note of the incident.
During the run of play, Gavi pushed Ceballos with his shoulder and it did not settle well with the Madrid players and manager Carlo Ancelotti. The players and the manager were disturbed by Gavi’s behaviour and considered it ‘unsportsmanlike’.
On the other hand, there was frustration involving refereeing decisions as well. It must be remembered that in the 82nd minute, Marco Asensio found the back of the net to send the Madrid fans into a frenzy.
The celebration, however, was cut short as VAR disallowed the goal for an extremely tight offside. “We are sad, frustrated,” a dressing room source told The Athletic. “What happened? A guy looking at a TV in Madrid has decided La Liga.”
Ancelotti, on his part, said: “The disallowed goal? I don’t know, I really don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m leaving with this doubt. If the VAR is sure.”
“I leave this match very proud. I don’t think we deserved to lose today,” he added.