Real Madrid are in advanced talks to sign Borussia Dortmund and English Midfielder Jude Bellingham ahead of the summer transfer market.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team already has Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga as well Dani Ceballos as present midfield options.
When Jude Bellingham was at his peak with England at the World Cup, Madrid manager Ancelotti had his say on what he thinks on one of the best young midfielders in the world.
“Bellingham is one of them, but I’ll stick with my midfielders who are very good, especially the young ones”.
It was a reminder that even if Jude Bellingham was and is among the world’s most sought after midfielders, Real Madrid had plenty of pedigree in that position.
This is a Madrid side that boost of one of the best blends of youth and experience in that position, so where does young Jude fit in? Is he even guaranteed a position in the starting 11 if he joins the club?
After all, Kroos and Modric still play for Los Blancos in the biggest games, including their recent Champions League triumph, with Valverde also involved. Kroos and Modric would reportedly sign contract extensions in the summer, and Ancelotti doesn’t look to be given up his midfield stalwarts anytime soon.
Even when speaking last month on the longevity of Kroos, Modric and Benzema, he described the players as ‘unique’, ‘priceless’ and “you can’t buy it in the whole international market”.
Furthermore, it is difficult to see any of the Real midfielders leaving the team should Bellingham join. Ancelotti is a huge fan of Ceballos and revealed earlier this year that he feels he would commit his long term future to the club. The only thing that could be worth noting is that Toni Kroos doesn’t have a long term replacement at the club, and Bellingham could be viewed as that for the German playmaker.
And of course, Bellingham brings in a style of play that the other midfielders at the team simply do not.
All the other Real options have better passing and chance creation than Jude this season, owing to the fact that the Liga outfit hold more of the ball than Dortmund. That is why his pressing and defensive stats rank higher than all other Madrid midfielders.
But even with less of the ball, it is worth noting that his attacking metrics are still impressive. He has completed more take-ons, through balls and shots than any other Real midfielder, which shows that he is a better attacking option.
Whether a move to the Premier League, perhaps Liverpool, would be better suited, only time would tell.
But he has shown that he deserves the hype and valuation, and big clubs don’t come bigger than Real Madrid.
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