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Real Madrid will have to fork out €150m for 19-year-old Liverpool, Man City target – report

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It is no secret that Real Madrid have made Borussia Dortmund teenager Jude Bellingham their top transfer target for the summer of 2023.

The 19-year-old has emerged as one of the best young midfielders in Europe over the past couple of seasons and is on the radars of several top clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester City.

However, Real Madrid have been touted as the favourites to sign Bellingham, with recent reports suggesting that the England international sees a move to the Santiago Bernabeu as a ‘spectacular next step’ in his career.

But signing Bellingham could prove to be a costly affair for Real Madrid. According to BILD, Borussia Dortmund are aware that it will not be easy to keep hold of the 19-year-old at the club with the big clubs circling.

Unlike Erling Haaland, who left Dortmund for Manchester City last summer, Bellingham does not have a release clause in his contract with the Bundesliga outfit. And even though his market value is believed to be around €90 million, the Black and Yellows will demand 150 million for the teenager.

That will be a significant outlay for Bellingham and even though Real Madrid have the financial means to meet those demands, it will be interesting to see whether they are willing to splash such a huge amount for the 19-year-old.

Manchester City and Liverpool also have the wherewithal to splash such a huge amount, although the latter could be an unappealing destination for Bellingham if they miss out on Champions League football – they are currently ninth in the Premier League.

All in all, Bellingham seems set to become one of the most expensive footballers next summer and it remains to be seen if Real Madrid are forced to stump up €150 million or whether they negotiate a lower fee with Dortmund.

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  1. MK Wallace

    November 1, 2022 at 11:04 am

    It’s ok, Real won’t have to “fork out” a penny for Bellingham because he has already agreed to join City, something that was sorted MONTHS ago!

    He’ll be replacing Gündoğan who did agree to return to Germany, however he’s having second thoughts because of offers from Spanish and the US. That doesn’t stop the Bellingham deal though!

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Real Madrid may look to sell 24-year-old star if top target arrives in the summer – report

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Real Madrid are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to assemble an even stronger squad for the upcoming campaign.

Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies are the club’s top targets in that regard, for the two new signings will be regular starters and bonafide difference makers on the field for Los Blancos.

The latter, in particular, arrives to reinforce a position where none of Carlo Ancelotti’s current options are convincing. Fran Garcia and Ferland Mendy have both had their hiccups at the left-back position for Real Madrid, leaving the position open for Davies to take over.

A potential departure

As revealed by MARCA, Davies’ arrival next season will jeopardise Garcia’s importance in the team for the Canadian will be the manager’s first choice by a mile.

Moreover, Ancelotti is said to be in favour of renewing Mendy, implying that Garcia will practically be his third choice.

Come summer, Garcia could thus be sold if the club receive an offer that they can make money off. Considering that they shelled out €5 million last summer for his incorporation, any offer north of that mark could do the job.

A top target for Real Madrid. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

In 18 appearances and 11 starts in La Liga this season, the 24-year-old has provided four assists for Los Blancos. Interestingly, he has started just one of Real Madrid’s last six games across all competitions.

Agreement complete

As revealed earlier this week, Real Madrid have reached a verbal agreement with Alphonso Davies. An agreement with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee could be a difficult proposition, however.

As such, it is unclear if Los Blancos will make the move for Davies this summer at a subsidised fee or wait until next year when the player will be a free agent.

Garcia’s future, needless to say, depends on their plan of action on the Davies front.

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