Jude Bellingham favours Real Madrid over Premier League switch

Man City are also “very serious” about pursuing Bellingham.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham would prefer a move to Real Madrid over joining a Premier League club.

The England international is set to become one of the most sought-after midfielders when the transfer window re-opens, with a host of top European clubs said to be interested in his services.

The midfielder is linked with top English clubs such as Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City. The 19-year-old still has three years remaining on his contract at BVB.

European Champions could rival the Premier League clubs for Bellingham, who is allegedly valued by Dortmund in the region of £131m (€150m).

According to El Chiringuito journalist Jose Alvarez Haya, via Marca, Bellingham wants to join Real Madrid and he is keen to be “part of the generational change in the Madrid midfield.”

Alvarez Haya adds that Man City are “very serious” about pursuing Bellingham and they have already held talks with the player’s family regarding a potential switch to the Etihad Stadium.

Bellingham has made 100 appearances for the German outfit across all competitions, scoring 13 goals and providing 18 assists.

“He’s an upcoming superstar player. I am totally convinced he will leave Dortmund in 2023, maybe to Liverpool, maybe to Manchester United,” Plettenberg told Sky Deutschland.

“I think these are two teams that have very good chances to get him. He’s an amazing player, amazing character. Very good personality.”

Speaking to reporters before BVB’s Champions League defeat at Man City earlier this month, Bellingham said: “First of all, I’m here to help Borussia Dortmund win the game. If I can play well and showcase my talents, it is a bonus.

“But I’m here to win for Borussia Dortmund and I’m very happy here at the minute and I’m focused on all of the goals we have as a team and I’m not looking past that.

“The club have done loads for me and made me feel very welcome since I first came and gave me the opportunities to develop even further. To look past that and into the future would be disrespectful. It’s not something I am thinking about, to be honest.”

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