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Real Madrid’s 21-year-old prodigy being tracked by Borussia Dortmund



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With Real Madrid Castilla failing to win promotion to La Liga 2, falling at the final hurdle against Eldense, several young talents are expected to leave this summer, especially with spots in the first team not forthcoming.

21-year-old prodigy Sergio Arribas is one such talent who Real Madrid could lose this summer, with the Spanish attacking midfielder on the radars of many clubs within Spain and abroad.

According to German publication Ruhr Nachrichten, Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are tracking Arribas with a view of signing the youngster from Real Madrid.

Arribas is widely regarded as the best young talent at the Real Madrid youth setup currently. The 21-year-old enjoyed a stunning campaign in 2022/23, finishing with 21 goals and seven assists for Castilla and the senior team combined.

Arribas has a contract with Real Madrid that runs until the summer of 2025. However, despite his obvious potential and quality, a regular spot in the first team does not exist for him at the moment, especially with Brahim Diaz returning, who occupies similar positions on the field.

Furthermore, with Los Blancos also pursuing the signing of Arda Guler, it could act as another impediment to Arribas’ first-team ambitions.

As such, an exit beckons the 21-year-old prodigy. And Borussia Dortmund are monitoring his situation and are interested in securing his services. The Bundesliga giants are among several teams to have scouted Arribas.

At the same time, there are many clubs in Spain interested in Spain, both in La Liga and the second division. As such, it remains to be seen where the 21-year-old starlet ends up in the summer with an exit from Real Madrid looking very likely.

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Real Madrid would have lost eight points if not for the summer signing



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Jude Bellingham’s impact at Real Madrid this season is simply undeniable. However, what is even more fascinating is that if the Los Blancos had not signed him this summer, the team from the Spanish capital would have accumulated eight fewer points this season, reports AS.

The former Birmingham City and Borussia Dortmund midfielder has been in the thick of things ever since the first game of the season, which was a 2-0 win over Athletic Club away from home.

Since his opening day heroics, the England international has found the net six times in as many appearances across all competitions.

Too many draws without Bellingham

The 20-year-old midfielder has scored late winners in as many as three games for Madrid this season. In fact, among the matches Madrid have played this season, it was the opening game, against Athletic Club, that his goal was not decisive.

In that game, Rodrygo initiated the scoring, while the English international sealed the victory. It was a 0-2 triumph, which would still have been a win even without his contribution. 

Jude Bellingham has scored five decisive goals for Real Madrid this season (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

However, his impact was undeniable in the other encounters, such as the matches against Almeria (1-3, where he netted a brace and assisted Vinicius Jr’s goal), Celta (0-1), Getafe (1-0), and Union (1-0).

Where would Madrid be without him?

Once you do the math, that’s five goals scored in four games which transformed four draws into victories. 

If it weren’t for Bellingham’s goals, Madrid’s League points would be six fewer, and their Champions League tally would be reduced by two, totaling eight points across all competitions. Although these are speculative scenarios, their credibility solidifies when examining the statistics.

As a result, Real Madrid have started with a flawless record of 18 points out of a possible 18 across all competitions. 

We don’t really need to solidify the importance of last-minute goals in football, but if there was an award for it, Bellingham would be a worthy winner, to say the least.

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