Real Madrid was the only thing on Jude Bellingham’s mind.
Soccer media outlet ‘Tribuna’ reported on the 14th (Korean time), ‘Coach Pep Guardiola spoke with Bellingham for three hours and tried to bring him to Manchester City, but ultimately failed.’
Bellingham, who has scored 10 goals and 3 assists in just 10 games, including 3 goals in 2 Champions League games, is already loved by the Santiago Bernabeu.
There was no doubt that Bellingham, who played for Borussia Dortmund before the move, was one of the world’s best talents, but it was expected that it would take time to adapt to a new league in a foreign country with new team-mates who spoke a different language.
Cristiano Ronaldo comes to mind, but Bellingham’s six goals and two assists in his first seven La Liga games before his two goals against Osasuna were better than the six goals and one assist Ronaldo had scored since his move from Manchester United.
Bellingham is a player with similar qualities to Ronaldo. By scoring Madrid’s second goal in the 3–2 win over Napoli, he became only the second Madrid player to score in his first two Champions League games for the club. The only other player on this list is Cristiano Ronaldo.
There were other great players such as Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso and Gareth Bale, but Ronaldo was a superstar.
And there hasn’t been a player like him in Madrid since. After Ronaldo left in 2018, Benzema led the team in goals from the front, but as he entered his mid-30s, it became clear that he could not be a long-term solution.토토사이트
Vinicius Junior had attacking stardom and skill, but through no fault of his own, he was not as beloved by Spanish football as Ronaldo.
His influence is greater than that. Bellingham and Ronaldo are two fundamentally different players, but they captured Madrid’s imagination in the same way. Also, it will be difficult to keep up with the number of trophies that Ronaldo has created. However, Bellingham is a player who will present a new paradigm for Real Madrid.
Despite the phone call with Pep, Bellingham decided to follow his heart and joined Madrid. The move to Real ultimately proved to be a win-win for both Real Madrid and Bellingham himself.