Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham are nearing an agreement on the parameters of a summer transfer
Over the past year, Bellingham has been pursued by the majority of Europe’s elite, but Real stepped ahead of the competition when they reached a personal terms agreement with the 19-year-old last month. Bellingham has agreed to the details of a six-year contract at Madrid that will have a €1 billion release clause. His preference is to join Real this summer.
The only thing left was for the two parties to agree on a transfer cost. The desire of Real to match Dortmund’s long-stated asking price of roughly €150 million to part ways with Bellingham has now been verified by sources, according to 90min. Real and Dortmund have reached an agreement on the terms of a transaction worth an initial €100 million, plus an additional €50 million in add-ons, to get the transfer closer to completion, during meetings this week in Germany.
90 minutes comprehend Dortmund insisted on a cash-only bid, despite Real’s attempts to reduce their asking price by include a number of players, either on permanent or loan agreements. However, Dortmund have not yet ruled out the possibility of going back to Real for prospective summer acquisitions of their own; any such moves, however, would not affect Bellingham’s projected transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real has postponed making an official announcement in honour of Dortmund’s bid for the Bundesliga championship. On the last day of the season, when Edin Terzic’s team plays Mainz, they are in first place and need to match Bayern Munich’s victory over Koln if they want to win the trophy.
Real will move on with their plans to complete Bellingham’s entrance once that game is over, and the Spanish team is hopeful that a deal may be announced next week. Along with two new defenders, Los Blancos are also trying to add a new striker to the team to rival Karim Benzema. Fran Garcia of Rayo Vallecano will join the team this summer, but the Spanish team also hopes to bring in a high-priced new player like Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig or Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich, both of which seem doubtful given the expense.