Real Madrid agrees a 103 million euro deal to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham.
Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have agreed a fee of 103 million euros (£88.5 million) for England midfielder Jude Bellingham.
The 19-year-old, who will join Dortmund from Birmingham City in July 2020, was a standout for England at last year’s World Cup.
Bellingham wants to relocate and will have a medical in the coming days.
The midfielder, who has been linked with some of Europe’s finest clubs, will sign a six-year contract with the club.
Dortmund stated in a statement that the Spanish club had agreed to pay 103 million euros, with numerous potential add-ons.
If such add-ons are met, the acquisition may be worth 133.9 million euros (£115 million).
Manchester City and Liverpool were both interested in signing Bellingham, who is expected to become the world’s third-most expensive teenager.
Liverpool dropped out of the battle to sign Bellingham in April due to the high cost. When asked about Bellingham, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp compared speculation about big-money deals to a “child wanting a Ferrari for Christmas.”
When Bellingham moved from Birmingham to Dortmund for £25 million, becoming the most expensive 17-year-old in football history, the Championship club was chastised for retiring the teenager’s shirt number, despite his just playing one complete season of professional football.
He flourished at Dortmund, and in October of last year, at the age of 19, he became the club’s youngest captain.
Bellingham has appeared in 42 games for his club this season, scoring 14 goals and assisting on seven others.