It didn't take long after Karim Benzema's departure to Saudi Arabia for Real Madrid to be active in the transfer market. 19-year-old England international Jude Bellingham joins the White House. on July 1 for six seasons and a transfer of 103 million euros, plus bonuses of up to 30% of this amount, Borussia Dortmund announced in an ad-hoc statement published on Wednesday.
It is an "agreement in principle mutual" between the different parties, says Borussia Dortmund, the only Bundesliga club listed on the stock exchange. "The contractual details now need to be coordinated and completed," the company added. This is BVB's second biggest transfer after the departure of Ousmane Dembélé in the summer of 2017 to FC Barcelona for €105 million (+ €42 million bonus).
Real Madrid prepare for the present and anticipate the future
With this recruit, Real Madrid anticipates a possible departure of Luka Modric, announced insistently in Saudi Arabia. In its desire for renewal, the biggest club in the world has made a facelift in the interplay with the Englishman, who will compete with a sector of play provided by the presence of Camavinga, Valverde or Tchouaméni, not to mention Kroos.