Real Madrid are determined to sign Jude Bellingham and they believe that they have taken all the necessary steps to complete the England international’s move.
Los Blancos have demonstrated their respect towards his club, Borussia Dortmund, who have been informed of Real Madrid‘s moves, as the Spanish institution is keen to maintain its good relationship with the Bundesliga club.
Bellingham knows how far Real Madrid can go and has accepted the position of the club’s leaders. This doesn’t mean that a deal has been reached, but he is aware of what Real Madrid can offer in terms of salary and contract length.
The Englishman also knows that the main incentive in Real Madrid‘s case is what it would represent to don their historic shirt.
The competitors to sign Bellingham
Manchester City, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in acquiring his services and Real Madrid are aware that they may not be able to make a better offer than PSG, who can offer him a lucrative contract despite their 359 million euro losses.
However, they believe that they have other advantages that made players such as Aurelian Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga or Endrick choose them over the Ligue 1 giants.
The next steps in the pursuit of Bellingham
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund president Aki Watzke is waiting for Bellingham to inform him about his final decision on his future before he negotiates with another club.
The club’s top executive will have to first go through Dortmund‘s board of directors, which is chaired by Christian Kullman and consists of seven other people.
After being given the go-ahead, he will then sit down to negotiate his departure.
It has to be noted, that Bellingham‘s contract does not include a release clause, so Borussia Dortmund will ask for 120m euros, while Real Madrid are willing to pay 100m euros plus variables.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid know that the other clubs will try to seduce the player with offers well above his market value.