The change from Borussia Dortmund’s midfield star Jude Bellingham (19) to Real Madrid is perfect. Both clubs had “clarified all contract details”, said BVB on Wednesday. The Englishman has been handed a six-year contract at Madrid and will be unveiled on Thursday.
“We would like to thank Jude for three years of passion for Borussia Dortmund. It was a fantastic time together,” said Hans-Joachim Watzke, CEO.
The listed BVB had already confirmed the upcoming transfer on June 7th in an ad hoc announcement. Real pays a fixed transfer fee of 103 million euros for the 19-year-old.
“We would also like to thank Real Madrid for the always fair and constructive discussions,” said Watzke.
In addition, variable payments of up to 30 percent of the transfer fee may be due, so Dortmund’s total income could amount to 137 million euros. The additional payments are therefore dependent on the sporting success of the club and the performance of the player over the next six seasons.
Bellingham came to Dortmund from the English second division club Birmingham City in the summer of 2020, the transfer was already considered a coup back then, BVB transferred 25 million euros – and has now at least quadrupled this sum. However, Borussia also loses its leading and exceptional player. Bellingham made 31 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, scoring eight goals and laying on five goals.