Spanish newspaper Marca are reporting that Borussia Dortmund and England star, Jude Bellingham, sees Real Madrid as his preferred destination when he leaves the Bundesliga club.
They have also stated that representatives of Real Madrid had previously asked Bellingham not to sign a contract extension with Dortmund, something that the midfielder has yet to do.
Luka Modric is still performing to world-class standards at 37-years-old, but Madrid are planning for the future, while the 32-year-old Toni Kroos is not nearly at the level he once was.
Man City, Man United, and Liverpool have all been linked with the player, with Liverpool appearing to be the most serious about acquiring Jude Bellingham.
However, with his reported €150 million price tag, and the current form of Liverpool compared to Real Madrid, the champions of Europe seems like it is Bellingham's likely destination when inevitably moves clubs.
Jude Bellingham To Real Madrid?
Jude Bellingham is the main candidate to reinforce the Madrid midfield next season, Real Madrid asked the Englishman to not renew his contract with BVB, and ignore the interest from the English clubs - and so far he's done that, his wish is to play for Madrid. @marca 🚨🏴 pic.twitter.com/dnVu8netwi
— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) September 26, 2022
Jude Bellingham played in England's recent Nations League loss to Italy, and spoke to Channel 4 before the game, on the pressures of performing after being bought for a large sum.
“I try and avoid the talk, really. I just want to play well whenever I’m on the pitch. When I play for Dortmund I want to win the game, and when I play for England I want to show people (what I can do).
“It was obviously a big fee [on his transfer to Dortmund from Birmingham] but I can’t really say I ever felt the pressure. I felt pretty confident in my own ability that I could get in the team and I could play.
“I’ve gained a lot of experience over the past two or so years. Played in a lot of big games. I’ve been really fortunate to be trusted in a lot of big moments. And I think I’ve helped and delivered in those."