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Real Madrid very close to completing first signing of the season

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Real Madrid have really stepped on the gas in their hunt for Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham in recent days. The deal appears to be closer than ever before to nearing completion as the two clubs continue their negotiations over the transfer fee.

According to reports from 90min, Real Madrid ad Dortmund are not far away from reaching an agreement over the player’s transfer. There is a very narrow gap between the Germans’ asking price and what Los Blancos offer, and an agreement is not far away.

Yesterday, sources revealed the Merengues’ first official bid submitted to Dortmund for Bellingham. The offer was said to include a proposed fee of €100 million with a further sum included in variables.

The gross transfer fee could thus jump close to the €130 million mark with the add-ons included. Considering that the Germans hoped for €150 million for their young star, there is indeed a small bridge to gap.

The CEO and Chief Negotiator of Real Madrid travelled to Dortmund earlier this week to finalise the deal and it appears that he has made progress.

With the player having a complete agreement with the club and Dortmund on the verge of accepting Los Blancos’ bid, one could expect an official confirmation of the deal before the summer transfer window.

Bellingham is said to be very excited about the turning of a fresh page under Carlo Ancelotti.

The midfielder rejected Dortmund’s €14 million worth renewal offer and even turned his back on Manchester City’s tempting proposal for a move to Santiago Bernabeu. The sporting project in Madrid, reports said, appealed to Bellingham the most.

The youngster is first expected to feature in a white jersey during Real Madrid’s preseason tour that was recently announced. Alongside Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni, Bellingham will be a mainstay in the club’s midfield for years to come.

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  1. M.E Leboko

    May 14, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    We the supporters are becoming anxious on when will this closer of weeks will ever become a success.Most of signings Real Madrid undergone recently are always taking a protractable time,is it done by media or what one cannot know what is really going on.I hope this follow a suite to what transpired to other successful signings Real Madrid had not long time ago.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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