Real Madrid officially confirmed the signing of England midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in a deal worth €103m ($111.29 million) plus add-ons, the Spanish giants said.
Bellingham, who will sit out England’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers due to injury, will be unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Thursday after signing a six-year contract.
Dortmund said they had reached an agreement with Real last week in a deal that includes add-ons that could increase the total amount by up to 30 per cent.
“Our club have signed one of the greatest talents in the world, a midfielder who comes from Borussia Dortmund and arrives at Madrid after being voted the best player in the Bundesliga,” Real said in a statement. “Moreover, at only 19 years of age, he is already a starter in the English national team.”
Bellingham, who had been linked with several major European clubs, joined Dortmund from Birmingham City in 2020 for £25m ($31.17 million), becoming the most expensive 17-year-old in football history.