The Spanish powerhouse will pay a fee of 103 million euros (£88.5 million) to secure the services of the talented 19-year-old. Additionally, there are several potential add-ons included in the deal.
If these additional conditions are met, the overall value of the transfer could escalate to 133.9 million euros (£115 million).
Jude Bellingham, who began his professional career at Birmingham City, will be officially introduced as a Real Madrid player during a special ceremony scheduled for Thursday.
Expressing his gratitude, Bellingham said, “I want to thank everyone at BVB [Dortmund] and the fans for their incredible support throughout the past three years. It has been a tremendous honour to wear the club’s jersey, both in significant and ordinary moments.”
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While eagerly anticipating his new chapter, the midfielder added, “Although I am excited about my upcoming journey, I will always cherish the path that led me here. Once a Borusse, always a Borusse. Wishing the club all the best for the future.
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England’s standout performer in the previous World Cup, Jude Bellingham, has been awarded the Bundesliga’s player of the season title, despite Borussia Dortmund narrowly missing out on their first league championship in 11 years on the final day.
With an initial fee of 103 million euros (£88.5 million), Bellingham becomes the second most expensive English footballer, trailing behind Jack Grealish, for whom Manchester City paid £100 million to Aston Villa in 2021. Furthermore, Bellingham’s transfer marks Real Madrid’s second most costly signing, surpassed only by Eden Hazard’s 115 million euro move from Chelsea in 2019. It also places him as the third most expensive teenager in football history.
Bellingham made his mark at Dortmund, where he became the club’s youngest-ever captain at the age of 19 in October of last year. Throughout the 2022-23 season, he showcased his skills, featuring in 42 matches for the club, scoring 14 goals and providing seven assists.
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke expressed gratitude to Bellingham for his passionate contributions over the course of three years, while also acknowledging Real Madrid for the fair and constructive negotiations.
Back in 2020, when Bellingham joined Dortmund for a fee of £25 million from Birmingham, he became the most expensive 17-year-old in football history. Despite some criticism aimed at Birmingham for retiring the teenager’s shirt number after just one full season of professional football, Bellingham’s talent has shone through.
Although he has been named in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia, Bellingham will not participate in the matches due to an injury. Instead, he will continue his rehabilitation with the England national team.