Dortmund send Bellingham to Real Madrid for $110 mn

Sports Desk, Jun 7 (EFE).- Borussia Dortmund announced Wednesday an agreement to transfer England midfielder Jude Bellingham to Real Madrid for 103 million euros ($110 million) initially and as much as 31 million euros more in possible add-ons.

Bellingham, who turns 20 on June 29, signed a six-year contract with the Blancos.

One of Europe’s most-sought-after young players opted for Real Madrid over Manchester City and Liverpool.

The 25 million euros that Dortmund paid second-division side Birmingham City for Bellingham in 2020 was the highest-ever transfer fee for a player under the age of 18.

Bellingham got a goal in his first competitive match for the Bundesliga club, becoming the youngest scorer in team history, and went on to contribute 23 additional goals and 25 assists in 132 games for Dortmund.

He also has one goal in 24 appearances for England. The midfielder started every match for the Three Lions at the 2022 World Cup.

For Real Madrid, the acquisition of Bellingham looks like the final piece in preparing for a changing of the guard in midfield as Luka Modric (37) and Toni Kroos (33) are both on one-year contracts and Casemiro left last summer for Manchester United.

The Blancos earlier brought in Eduardo Camavinga, 20, Aurelian Tchouameni, 23, and Fede Valverde, 24.

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