Real Madrid has officially got their midfielder in Jude Bellingham. This highly anticipated signing has gathered considerable attention, spotlighting Real Madrid’s relentless pursuit of nurturing world-class talent.
Bellingham, a mere 19 years old, has now embarked on a new journey with the Spanish giants, committing to a six-year contract.
This substantial agreement reportedly involves a transfer fee of €103 million (£88 million).
Notably, Dortmund has stated that, in addition to the €103 million (£88 million) agreed upon, the deal could potentially escalate to €133.9m (£115 million) subject to specific performance add-ons.
Such a lucrative contract reflects the high regard with which Jude Bellingham is held within the football fraternity.
In an interesting turn of events, last month the proposed details of Bellingham’s Real Madrid contract leaked, suggesting a staggering €1 billion release clause and an impressive salary structure that ranks him as their second-highest earner.
Amid extensive speculation regarding his future at the Westfalenstadion, Real Madrid successfully secured a deal, prevailing over Premier League titans such as Liverpool and Manchester City who also showed a keen interest in the young prodigy.
The official confirmation was delivered through a statement released by Los Blancos on Wednesday morning, effectively sealing Bellingham’s future with the club.
This opens a new chapter for Bellingham. The official introduction of Jude Bellingham as a Real Madrid player is scheduled for Thursday, June 15.