Real Madrid 'could come in' for 'world-class' £133m star at the Bernabeu

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Real Madrid could battle numerous Premier League sides for the signing of Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, according to journalist Dean Jones.

What’s the latest on Jude Bellingham’s future?

When asked about a potential move away from the Bundesliga giants, Bellingham himself responded recently: “The club (Dortmund) have done loads for me and made me feel very welcome since I first came and gave me the opportunities to develop even further. To look past that and into the future would be disrespectful.”

Despite that, The Athletic have claimed that if the midfielder does eventually push for a move, then Dortmund will stand firm over his valuation of €150m (£133m) – the kind of fee that effectively rules out most of Europe.

And while it’s been suggested the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea will be in the running to sign the former Birmingham City starlet, it appears Los Blancos could emerge as dark horses for his signature.

What did Jones say about Real Madrid and Bellingham?

Jones has indicated that despite the expectation being the Premier League’s elite will fight it out for Bellingham, Madrid are also big fans of the midfielder and could muscle in on the competition.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “Bellingham is the most exciting prospect of next summer and the expectation is that United, Liverpool and Chelsea battle for him – but I heard from a very good source this week that Real Madrid also like him and could yet come into the equation.”

Bellingham would be marquee signing for Florentino Perez

Given the history of the club and its reputation for signing the biggest and best players around the world, it’s no surprise to hear that Florentino Perez and co are keeping an eye on Bellingham’s situation at Dortmund.

The La Liga giants were of course rumoured to be bringing in France superstar Kylian Mbappe in the summer transfer window, before an apparent change of heart saw the mercurial forward stay put in his homeland and remain at PSG.

If Bellingham, at 19, still feels that he can bide his time before a move to the Premier League, then moving to the Bernabeu could represent an exciting destination for him and another huge step up from what he has already been achieving at Dortmund.

The reigning Champions League holders have done a superb job of balancing the experience and trusted core of their successful past, with the injection of fresh energy in the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavingo and Federico Valverde among others.

Adding the “world-class” Bellingham into that mix would not only be another statement of ambition from Real Madrid, but also evidence of how they are keen to compete not just for the here and now, but for the future too.

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