Real Madrid complete £88m signing of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund on six-year deal

Jude Bellingham playing for England.
Real Madrid agreed a fee of £88.5 million for Jude Bellingham. Credit: PA

Real Madrid have completed the signing of England midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund on a six-year deal.

Dortmund confirmed in a statement last week that Real have agreed to pay an initial 103 million euros (£88.5 million) to land Bellingham, who moved to Germany from his boyhood club, Birmingham City, in 2020.

Both clubs have now announced the deal for the 19-year-old has been finalised, with Real adding that he will be unveiled in the Spanish capital on Thursday.

"Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund have agreed on the transfer of the player Jude Bellingham, who will remain linked to our club for the next six seasons," a Real statement read.

"Tomorrow, Thursday, June 15, at 12:00 noon at Real Madrid City, the presentation ceremony for Jude Bellingham as a new Real Madrid player will take place.

"After, Jude Bellingham will appear before the media."

Bellingham was recently named Bundesliga player of the season after his starring role for Dortmund, who missed out on the league title in agonising fashion on the final day of the campaign.

He scored his first England goal in their World Cup win over Iran, but is absent from the squad to face Malta and North Macedonia in the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers, due to injury.

He has long dreamt of a move to the 14-time European champions and recently told the PA news agency that he sees the Champions League as "the biggest stage".

"The goal has always been winning," he said.

"When you ask me what my biggest ambitions are in the game, it's to win everything. And I'm not afraid to say that.

"You know, everyone should have that goal, I feel like, as professional footballers."

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