Jude Bellingham is closing in on a move to Real Madrid as their latest marquee signing despite interest from Manchester City in the Premier League.
The midfielder has been one of the most coveted players in the world and wanted to move to Liverpool at the end of this season, but the Reds pulled out of the running to focus on buying more than one midfielder.
Bellingham did not want to join another Premier League side and has no interest in working with Pep Guardiola at the moment, which paved the way for Madrid to add him to their squad.
A report on Goal.com reveals he is now set to earn £350,000 per week after Madrid pays a transfer fee believed to be in the region of £106 million, and his release clause would be pegged at €1 billion.
At £350,000 per week, he is one of the highest-paid Englishmen in the world, but it only makes him the second-highest earner at Madrid.
The current top earner at the club is Eden Hazard, who still pockets £530,000 per week, even though he rarely plays and has refused to leave the Bernabeu.
At 19, Bellingham would still be around 25 when his six-year deal expires, and we expect him to leave for the Premier League or earn an even bigger deal with Los Blancos.