Jude Bellingham’s next club has been decided as former Tottenham boss makes massive claim
Bellingham is highly sought-after and regarded by many as one of the best young players in Europe.
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Bellingham has been a revelation since he joined Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham City in 2020, with many expecting him to make the move to a European heavyweight within the next few transfer windows.
Redknapp revealed that he had heard from a “very, very good source close to him” that the 19-year-old midfielder wants to make a move to the Spanish giants.
“I think he’s amazing you know, but I think he wants to go to Real Madrid,” he told Beyond The Pitch podcast. “Liverpool seem to have dropped out of the race, so that leaves Man City, maybe Chelsea, but the rumour is Real Madrid is where he wants to go.”
Liverpool had been tipped to sign Bellingham, but Redknapp’s comments suggest that the Reds may have missed their chance.
Reports in Spain have also confirmed Redknapp's information that Bellingham believes a move to Real Madrid is the next best step in his career.
“The signing of Jude Bellingham by Real Madrid is about to enter its decisive phase,” the article says. “As AS has learned, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder has chosen Real Madrid as his next destination.
“The English footballer considers that the sports option of the white club is the best to continue his career. Therefore, in the near future he will say ‘yes I do’ to Real Madrid.
“Once the player’s approval has been obtained, the white leaders will begin to negotiate the transfer with Borussia Dortmund. Real Madrid has always been clear that the first step in the operation would be to get the ‘okay’ from Bellingham to start the procedures for his signing.
“They did not want to enter into a bid with Liverpool or Manchester City, the other two clubs interested in the midfielder. So once that first phase is over, now it will be time to negotiate the transfer with Borussia Dortmund.”