After failing to recruit Kylian Mbappé last summer, Real Madrid seem to be ready for another big move. But signing the PSG player will depend a lot on Jude Bellingham’s future.
For his third season in Germany, Jude Bellingham confirms all the expectations placed on him and has established himself as the midfielder in Dortmund. Inevitably, several European leaders are interested in him with his excellent start to the season. This is the case of Liverpool and Real Madrid, two teams that are also working internally to sign Kylian Mbappé. The PSG striker still does not completely rule out the idea of leaving the capital club according to rumors and only the Reds and the Merengues can carry out an operation of sufficient scope to meet the demands of PSG and especially the champion of the world. But while Bellingham and Mbappé are two of the most coveted players on the transfer market, the future of the two nuggets is totally linked.
Bellingham rather than Mbappé at Real Madrid?
According to the Madrid media Defensa Central, Liverpool are very advanced on the Bellingham file, one of Real Madrid’s priorities. The English could make an offer of 150 million euros to afford the services of the former Birmingham City player. An extremely expensive transfer that would force the Reds to forget Kylian Mbappé. Real Madrid would then have free rein to negotiate with the 23-year-old once again. And according to the Spanish media, a new attempt at marriage between Mbappé and Real is clearly not unthinkable.
Liverpool, like Real Madrid, want Bellingham or Mbappé and will not have stretchable finances. Thus, the value of the two players is a brake and each club can only make one of the two transfers. The performances of the two players in the World Cup will be particularly decisive for future transactions. If Bellingham shines with England, Real Madrid could crack as it did at the 2014 World Cup with James Rodriguez for example. Otherwise, Madrid will be able to focus on a last attempt to bring in Kylian Mbappé, who recently confirmed in the press that the challenge of extending to PSG had been decisive on the sporting level. The desire to finally triumph with Paris weighed in his choices, but he never announced the end of his interest in Real Madrid.