Bellingham drops major Real Madrid hint with FIFA 23 TOTY

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 26 Jan 2023 07:55 GMT
  • 3 min read
Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, FIFA 23

Jude Bellingham’s future is up for grabs come the summer transfer window, with the Borussia Dortmund star coveted by a string of Europe’s top clubs.

The 19-year-old England midfielder has so far given little away as to where his destination in the summer might be, though Dortmund are not willing to let him leave without a fight. The Bundesliga team are ready to offer him record terms in order to keep him.

The odds, though, are stacked in the favour of Bellingham seeking a transfer, the price of which will comfortably top €100 million. Real Madrid and Liverpool are thought to be the front runners for the youngster, whose FIFA TOTY selection suggests that he is veering towards a move to Spain.

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Bellingham’s selection includes no fewer than FOUR Real Madrid stars in the starting XI and another on the bench, suggesting that he holds the club in high esteem. It is particularly noteworthy that his midfield includes both Luka Modric and Fede Valverde, showing the pair as players he would appreciate playing alongside.

Indeed, the Englishman’s team also includes three PSG players and three Manchester City stars, with both of those clubs having also been associated with a possible summer swoop.

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Jude Bellingham’s FIFA 23 TOTY

Fede Valverde is one of five Real Madrid players picked by Bellingham

Fede Valverde is one of five Real Madrid players picked by Bellingham

Thibaut Courtois is the first Real Madrid player to make the cut, with the Belgium international picked in goal behind a back four that includes club-mate Eder Militao.

Also in the rearguard are Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo, Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk, the only representative from the Anfield club to make the cut, and PSG defender Achraf Hakimi.

Along with Modric and Valverde in the midfield, he has picked City star Kevin De Bruyne.

In attack, Erling Haaland is selected as his No.9, with Karim Benzema the only substitute he has picked. Flanking the Norway international are PSG forwards Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.