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Real Madrid to offer Bellingham a five-year deal worth €20 million per season – report
It is well-established at this point that Real Madrid are interested in signing Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund this summer as a top priority. The 19-year-old is the primary target for Los Blancos as they look to lay down succession plans for Luka Modric.
Real Madrid are set to face competition from Manchester City in their battle to sign Bellingham. Even though some reports have suggested that the teenager has chosen the Santiago Bernabeu as his next destination, a decision is yet to be made.
However, according to a report from SportBILD (h/t GOAL), negotiations with Real Madrid are expected to pick up speed in the coming weeks as Bellingham’s father, Mark, who acts as the midfielder’s representative, wants to engineer a big move.
The report further states that Los Blancos’ officials will soon fly out to Germany to convince Bellingham to make the jump to the Bernabeu.
It is further claimed that Real Madrid are planning to offer the England international a five-year contract worth €20 million per season, taking the total value of the deal to €100 million.
Bellingham is keen on winning the UEFA Champions League, which is said to be a major driving factor behind a potential exit from Dortmund this summer.
On top of that, the 19-year-old’s father also has financial motivations behind wanting to engineer an exit.
From October 1, FIFA’s new advisor statutes will come into force, wherein only licensed agents can issue invoices and can only earn a total of 3% of the player’s total contract value from the footballer’s side and the club’s side.
Bellingham’s father, who is not a licensed agent at this point, could be entitled to as much as 10% of the midfielder’s next contract as commission if the transfer were to happen before FIFA’s new statute kicks in.
Dortmund, for their part, are keen on keeping hold of Bellingham for another year. However, they are starting to grow annoyed about the saga and want a decision at the earliest possible so they can continue planning for the next season one way or the other.
It remains to be seen how this story unfolds over the coming weeks as Real Madrid hope to finalise Bellingham’s signing.
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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.