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Jude Bellingham’s Real Madrid presentation date SET
That is according to Diario AS, who report that Bellingham will officially sign as a Madrid player and be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu to fans with the fortnight.
According to Nicolo Schira, a €100 million base transfer fee has been agreed with Borussia Dortmund.
There will also be bonuses added to this €100m fee to raise the price further up to at least €120m. Bellingham has agreed a contract until 2029 with the Spanish giants.
It is possible Bellingham will not join up with England for their Euro 2024 qualifiers next month due to a knee problem that may require surgery.
His condition will be monitored in the coming days, but it is not a problem that will impact his move to Madrid or his presentation.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) May 21, 2023
Liverpool had been considered as favourites earlier on in the season for the Dortmund star due to their excellent relationship with the player and his family.
But Madrid moved ahead in the race and made him their number one midfield target for 2023.
Bellingham is seen as the perfect player to complement Aurelien Tchouameni, who was signed for €100 million from Monaco last year.
Which other clubs were interested in signing Bellingham?
Until recently, Liverpool had been considered favourites, but there was strong interest elsewhere.
As well as Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City and PSG have all been reported to want to sign him.
Bellingham was one of the young stars of the 2022 World Cup, scoring one, assisting one and being arguably England’s best player as they reached the quarter-finals.
Dortmund were always expected to sell their star man this summer, having decided against losing him in 2022 during the same window that they lost Erling Haaland to Man City for €60m.
Bellingham could not finish his Dortmund career with a Bundesliga title as they could only manage a 2-2 draw at home to Mainz on the final day of the season. That gifted the title to Bayern Munich.