Manchester United have been trying to lure Jude Bellingham for a long time and the latest update is not so optimistic.
As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), Man Utd are pushing to sign the Borussia Dortmund star but he has made a decision that the Old Trafford faithful will not like.
The renowned Spanish media outlet have mentioned that Bellingham has chosen to join Real Madrid despite great interest from the Red Devils, Liverpool and Manchester City.
“The Englishman prefers Madrid because he is not planning to return to England now. When he left Birmingham at the age of 17 to go to Germany it was a very thoughtful decision because he had decided that his career could progress much further than the Premier.”
“A commitment to be a star outside his country that has paid off in Dortmund and he sees no reason to change it.”
The decision would avoid Madrid from entering a ‘bloody biding war’ with the Premier League giants. With that concern out of the way, the Los Blancos believe reaching an agreement with Dortmund would be easier since they have exceptional relations with the German Bundesliga giants.
As far as the fee is concerned, the Madrid based news source reveal that BvB would ask for a fee of around 120 million euros (£105million) to sell their prized asset.
The European Champions want Bellingham to eventually replace legendary Croatian, Luka Modric, at the Bernabeu.
The 19-year-old directly contributed in 20 goals last term and this season, so far, he has netted 9 goals and provided 3 assists for Dortmund.
Not to forget, Jude Bellingham was highly impressive for the Three Lions at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He scored the opening goal in the group stage vs Iran and provided a crucial assist in the Round of 16 against Senegal.
For the latest updates on the transfer saga, watch this space.