Europe's biggest clubs are eager to sign the 19-year-old midfielder
Led by stars like Harry Kane, who has been linked with a switch to Real Madrid, the England team boasts no shortage of sought-after talent. .
The latest to be tipped for a major move is Jude Bellingham. Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and PSG are keen, and Madrid are also eyeing him.
The midfielder has a great engine, is two-footed, is a top passer, chips in with goals… He has all the tools to be one of the greats of the game.
Bellingham’s figures at Borussia Dortmund this term are excellent. He has eight goals, four of which in the Champions League, and five assists.
The 19-year-old’s four UCL strikes came in consecutive games. That’s a feat only two other teenagers - Mbappé and Haaland - have achieved.
He has a goal and an assist in Qatar, where he’s played every game. On Sunday, he completed 91% of his passes, registered four ball recoveries…
Bellingham laid on England’s first goal for Jordan Henderson with a fine run and pass, before launching the attack that led to the second.
If they want to sign the youngster, Europe’s giants will have to dig deep. According to Bild, Dortmund want €150 million for the player.
His market value is estimated at €100 million. City are ready to pay that, and per Football insider could include Jack Grealish as a makeweight.
Among suitors, however, it’s hard to look past Real Madrid. “If Madrid come after you, you generally end up there,” says Liverpool great Graeme Souness.
Moha Ramos, an ex-Madrid goalkeeper who played with Bellingham at Birmingham City, has also suggested he’d favour a move to Spain.
“He would ask me what it was like at Real Madrid - life there, the people, the club… I told him about my experiences there.”
Another draw for Bellingham is that his idol is in Madrid. “When you talk about elegance, no-one is better than Zidane,” he has said on TikTok.
Though a different player to Modric and Kroos, he’s the ideal replacement. Madrid have Camavinga, Valverde and Tchouaméni; their new midfield needs one more addition.