In recent years, Real Madrid has had tame transfer windows. The summer saw the club make a splashy move for Aurelien Tchouameni, but it also saw the departures of key players including Casemiro, Marcelo, Gareth Bale, and Isco. In general, Los Blancos no longer adhere to the Galactico ideology that once guided them.
However, it does appear that the club has its sights set on a few major players for the upcoming summer transfer windows, namely Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.
Bellingham appears to be the next great star in the middle of the field for European clubs. He’s only 19, but he’s already captaining a legendary club like Borussia Dortmund.
That in and of itself is a remarkable accomplishment. However, the Englishman is likely to depart in the summer of 2019.
Bellingham has been linked to a move to a number of clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, and others, for the next summer transfer window. But it appears that Real Madrid is in the lead to become his new team.
A transfer budget increase of €100 million has given Real Madrid an edge over rivals like Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, and others.
Reports from Relevo indicate that Bellingham is considering leaving Borussia Dortmund for Real Madrid in the upcoming summer. He thinks staying at the Santiago Bernabeu is the best for his career.
Bellingham is not thought to have ruled out any possibilities just yet, but Real Madrid appears to be at the top of his choice for his next professional step.
What lies ahead, we shall see. Over the course of a season, a great deal of variation is possible. Federico Valverde, Tchouameni, and Eduardo Camavinga form an outstanding nucleus of potential midfielders for Real Madrid.
Plus, with Bellingham in the mix, that midfield has a real shot at being the finest in Europe for the next decade.