Reports suggest that Jude Bellingham, the 19-year-old midfielder currently playing for Borussia Dortmund, has made a decision about where he wants to play next season.
Despite having three years left on his current contract with Dortmund, there has been much speculation about Bellingham’s future.
Liverpool was initially thought to be the favorite to sign the young star, but they have reportedly pulled out of the race to focus on rebuilding their squad following a tough season.
Manchester City is also rumored to be interested in Bellingham, but it depends on the future of players like Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan.
However, according to Spanish publication AS, Bellingham’s preferred destination is Real Madrid.
The report suggests that once Bellingham makes his decision, Real Madrid will enter into formal negotiations with Dortmund.
Real Madrid is said to be keen on signing Bellingham, but they are sticking to their valuation of the player and will not pay more than £105 million.
Real Madrid previously sent a representative to meet with Bellingham and convince him to become the first English player to represent the club since David Beckham in 2007.
Bellingham is currently having a fantastic season in the Bundesliga, with five goals and five assists in 29 appearances.
Dortmund is currently sitting at the top of the German league, just one point ahead of rivals Bayern Munich, with four games remaining.
If they maintain their position, they could break Bayern’s streak of ten consecutive Bundesliga titles.
In conclusion, Jude Bellingham’s future is the topic of much speculation, with reports suggesting that he has his sights set on a move to Real Madrid.
It remains to be seen if Real Madrid will meet Dortmund’s valuation and if Bellingham will become the latest English player to represent the Spanish giants.