Jude Bellingham is one of the top commodities in the transfer market, having made a name for himself in the FIFA World Cup.
Despite England’s elimination from the competition, the youngster raised many eyebrows with his consistent performances for his nation. At the age of just 19, he has emerged as a standout figure both for his club and country.
Bellingham’s performances have not gone unnoticed either, with the majority of the top clubs across Europe keen on securing his services in the coming summer.
Real Madrid are no exception, as the reigning Spanish champions are actively searching for long-term replacements for Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Bellingham, to that end, has emerged as the ideal option.
However, according to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid’s pursuit of the Englishman will not be very straightforward. This is because Los Blancos are not willing to offer ‘crazy money’ for the Borussia Dortmund starlet and are only expected to proceed with the pursuit if they think the price is right.
The report comes in the midst of speculations that suggest Dortmund are set to ask for big money for the services of Bellingham, who still has a long-term contract at the club and is by far one of the best talents to come out of English football in the current generation.
Dortmund are aware of their midfield deficiencies as well, given that Mahmoud Dahoud has historically struggled with injuries. Emre Can has been wildly inconsistent while Julian Brandt is more of an attacking playmaker.
With that in mind, BVB will try their best to keep hold of Bellingham, who could prove to be an excellent long-term investment for Real Madrid due to his technical abilities and leadership qualities in the middle of the park.
But with his price tag soaring and competition from the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid could decide against going after Bellingham if they deem him too expensive.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.