The 19-year-old British superstar has long been linked with Los Blancos, and after several months of negotiations, it looks like an agreement has been reached between the German giants and Los Blancos.
Bellingham is seen as the long-term successor to Luka Modric at Madrid, and the final piece in the midfield transition away from the trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Modric that have dominated European football over the past decade. The latter two are expected to stay at the club next season, but with Bellingham, Aurelien Tchouameni, Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga all already at the club, Los Blancos will be well secured for the future.
The German side will sell Bellingham to Los Blancos for 103 million euros plus 30% of the contract value. As a result, the total cost of the deal could rise to around 134 million euros if they are finalized, although the extent to which those variables are achievable is unknown. If following recent trends, part of that money will likely be linked to Champions League wins or Ballon d’Or wins.
If Bellingham’s salary reports are to be believed, the deal will cost Los Blancos a minimum of 163 million euros over the six years of his contract and a maximum of around 204 million euros, if those variables are reached. .
Bellingham was seen as a lasting star in Real Madrid’s midfield, eventually replacing Luka Modric as the difference-maker for Los Blancos. If he reaches his full potential, he will surely turn out to be a good business. At just 19, he could have stayed at the club for a decade and still leave for a hefty fee. Los Blancos appear to want to avoid a similar case to Eden Hazard again, and are therefore aiming to sign the younger star to protect from age-related devaluation.
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