Madrid dispatches envoys to wrap up perplexing Bellingham departure from Dortmund
Jude Bellingham, the 19 year old football star, is edging closer towards a deal with Madrid, leaving Dortmund waiting for envoys from the Spanish side to finalize the agreement. Madrid is aiming to build a bigger and better squad for the 2023/24 season, with Bellingham and Kylian Mbappe being their main targets. Reportedly, the deal is about to be sealed, with emissaries from Madrid traveling to Germany to close out the agreement with Borussia Dortmund. Bellingham himself has given the “ok” a few days ago, leaving the entities to reach an agreement on the finances. While Borussia Dortmund is demanding 150 million euros, Madrid is willing to offer 100 million euros, with bonuses of 20 million euros for easily-attainable tasks and 20 million euros for more difficult ones, like winning a Ballon d’Or. The envoys that Madrid will be sending are Jose Angel Sanchez, the general executive director, and legal advisor Javier Lopez-Farre. The top-flight club considers bringing Bellingham to Madrid a priority, wanting to secure its future generations, despite the almost-guaranteed renewals of Kroos and Modric. The outlet reports that Bellingham would earn 20 million euros a season in Madrid, making it easy for the player to turn down the 14 million offered to him by Dortmund.