real Madrid looking forward to hitting Manchester City to sign Jude BellinghamBut multiple sources have told ESPN that it is too early to talk about reaching any kind of agreement.
Bellingham, 19, is one of the most sought-after players in the world and ESPN first reported Madrid’s serious interest In Borussia Dortmund midfielder last november.
liverpool was considered the favorite to sign England Internationally but Jurgen Klopp’s side were out of the running last month.
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After returning to Liverpool, sources told ESPN He Premier League Champions City felt they were in the best position to land the signing of Bellingham.
However, as reported by ESPN in recent months, Madrid have never given up hope of signing the former Birmingham City player and now believe they are favorites to do so.
Various reports in Spain claim there is an agreement in principle between Madrid, Dortmund and a deal for the player this summer, but sources have told ESPN that nothing has been locked at this stage.
Madrid have always said that Bellingham is a priority signing for them as they remodel their midfield in preparation for life in the afterlife toni kross And luka modric, aurelian tchoumeni And Eduardo Camavinga Both have been signed in recent years as complements to Fede Valverde.
Bellingham is the next target and los blancos He is happy with the progress he has made but is aware of the twists and turns in the transfer saga already taking place given the number of teams tracking the situation.
In recent weeks, however, sources confirm that talks have progressed and that Madrid’s chief scout Juni Calafat and managing director José Angel Sánchez have been instrumental.
The same sources say that Bellingham’s desire to move to the Santiago Bernabeu has also helped Madrid keep believing a deal will be possible.
Various members of the Madrid hierarchy have made regular visits this year to meet the player and his camp in an attempt to persuade him to make the switch Laliga,
Also set to work with Pep Guardiola at Bellingham City, where he has friends erling holland And Jack GrealishBut recent talks have pushed him closer to moving to Spain.
After making his debut at the age of 16, Bellingham left Birmingham for Dortmund after just one season in the English side’s first team. since then he Bundesliga club, scoring 21 goals.
He has already been capped 24 times by England, and was a vital part of the Three Lions team that made the quarter-finals. world Cup in Qatar last year before losing France,