Real Madrid have announced they have completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham on a six-year contract.
Los Blancos’ interest in the England international has been the worst-kept secret in European football for the past six months and the announcement comes a whole six days after Borussia Dortmund put an official statement on their club website confirming the transfer.
Merengues sign their next Galactico
Bellingham will cost Real an initial fee of a whopping $111m, which may eventually rise to $145m due to add-ons which can amount to 30% of the fixed transfer amount.
In a club statement released today, the Merengues have announced Bellingham will be unveiled as a new Real Madrid player tomorrow at 12:00 noon local time in Madrid before he re-joins the England squad in preparation for his nation’s match against Malta on Friday.
Bellingham follows in the footsteps of David Beckham, Michael Owen, and Jonathan Woodgate as English players who have donned the famous all-white strip in the 21st Century.