Midfielder Jude Bellingham (Dortmund), who was praised by Michael Müller, the head of the Korea Football Association’s National Team Reinforcement Committee, is known to be on the fast track to Spain’s famous Real Madrid.
The British daily Guardian reported on the 3rd (local time) that “negotiations between Bellingham and Real Madrid are progressing to the final stage” and that “an agreement with the player is almost finished.”
However, it is said that there is still a difference of opinion with Dortmund (Germany), the current team, over the transfer fee.
According to the British BBC, Real Madrid is willing to pay up to about 100 million euros (about 147.3 billion won), but Dortmund wants 150 million euros (evil 221 billion won).
Spanish daily Marca also said, “Real Madrid, which has been looking for a scout for several months, has emerged as a strong candidate for Bellingham’s destination, beating Liverpool and Manchester City (above England).”
“England clubs offered more money, but Real Madrid withdrew from the scout after realizing Bellingham’s preferred team,” he said.
England’s national team midfielder Bellingham imprinted his name on soccer fans around the world by playing a big role in last year’s World Cup in Qatar.
According to whoscored.com, a football statistics media, Bellingham played in five games until the quarterfinals and received a high average rating of 7.58.
The pass success rate was tallied at 90.3%, and the tackles were also 3.
In particular, in the round of 16 against Senegal, he completely dominated the midfield, including tackling (4 times), interception (2 times), and winning the ball competition (11 times), laying the foundation for the team’s 3-0 victory ㅋㅋㅋ벳.
Due to this performance, Müller chose Bellingham as the FIFA Player of the Year last year, not World Cup champion Lionel Messi (Argentina) or France’s Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain).
Chairman Muller, who participated in the vote as the manager of the Korean national team, which became vacant after the retirement of former coach Paulo Bento, later said at a press conference held in February, “He is the world’s best box-to-box midfielder (actively involved in all offensive and defensive situations). He scores a lot and contributes a lot even when switching between offense and defense.”
Bellingham played 40 official games this season, recording 11 goals and 7 assists, leading Dortmund’s competition for the lead in the German professional football Bundesliga. Dortmund (19 wins, 4 draws, 7 losses, 61 points) is second, slightly behind Bayern Munich (18 wins, 8 draws, 4 losses, 62 points).