Real Madrid have finalised the transfer of Jude Bellingham, the talented England International midfielder has signed a six-year deal with the Spanish giants from German counterparts, Borussia Dortmund.
The 14-time Champions League winners have signed the 19-year-old former Birmingham City youngster for €103M with potential add ons which could arise to €133.9M.
Real Madrid will officially announce him during a ceremonial event scheduled for Thursday at the Bernabeu.
‘Thank you to everyone at BVB and to the fans for everything over the past three years. It’s been an honour to wear your jersey so many times, in big and small moments. Even though I look forward to my next destination, I will never forget the journey there. Once a Borusse, always a Borussee. All the best for the future’.Jude Bellingham
This move established Jude Bellingham as Los Blanco’s second-most expensive signing, surpassing the previously record held by Eden Hazard’s €115M transfer from Chelsea in 2019. In addition, Bellingham’s transfer fee ranks him as the third-most expensive teenager in the history of football.
In terms of teenage transfers only Kylian Mbappe holds the record as the most expensive teenage player of all time as PSG paid Monaco a sensational €180M in 2018 for the World Cup Winner. In addition, Joao Felix is in second place thanks to Atletico Madrid paying a substantial €126M in 2019 to Benfica.
During is time at Borussia Dortmund, Bellingham showcased his ‘generational’ talent scoring 14 goals and assisting 7 in 42 appearances throughout last season. He also made history by becoming their youngest-ever captain at the age of 19.
‘We thank Jude for three years of passion for Borussia Dortmund. It was a fantastic time together. We would also like to thank Real Madrid for the always fair and constructive discussions.’Hans-Joachim Watzke
Birmingham City are expected to receive a substantial seven-figure range through a sell-on clause previously agreed with Borussia Dortmund in the event he would be sold on.
In addition, it should be noted that whilst Jude Bellingham is still recovering from an injury that prevented him from featuring in Borussia Dortmund’s last game of the 2023/2023 season he has been named in Gareth Southgate’s recent Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia focusing on his rehabilitation.