Jude Bellingham is set to leave Borussia Dortmund and join Real Madrid on a massive transfer. The development was confirmed via a statement from Dortmund on Wednesday stating that the Los Blancos will pay €103m upfront making him Madrid’s all-time record signing.
The deal further includes a maximum of €31m in bonuses as Bellingham leaves Germany after an incredible three-year stint. The Englishman joined Borussia Dortmund as a 17-year-old from his boyhood club, Birmingham City in 2020.
The statement by Borussia Dortmund said, " Real Madrid will pay BVB fixed transfer compensation of EUR 103.0 million if the transfer is implemented. In addition, the payment of variable transfer fees up to a maximum total amount of around 30% of the amount of the fixed transfer fee was agreed. The variable transfer fees are dependent on the achievement of certain sporting achievements by Real Madrid and/or sporting achievements or performance by the player at Real Madrid over the next six seasons."
In his 132 appearances, Bellingham had a tally of 28 goals and 27 assists, while becoming the club’s youngest goalscorer in a competitive match and the youngest Englishman to start a Champions League fixture.
For Borussia Dortmund, Jude Bellingham was named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season in 2020/21 and 2022/23. He also won the Bundesliga Player of the Season award this year as Dortmund finished runners-up to Bayern Munich.
Apart from the club level, Bellingham has also made a mark on international football as well. So far the 20-year-old has represented England 24 times and scored for the Three Lions at the Qatar World Cup.