Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have had the chance to sign Jude Bellingham in the past, but are said to have turned down a Spanish scout. A fan choreography before the Chelsea game caused amazement. All news and rumors about BVB can be found here.
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BVB, rumours: Real and Barça probably didn’t want Bellingham
Every top club in the world will seek Jude Bellingham’s services next summer. But apparently many would have had an opportunity to sign the top talent earlier. The Spanish scout Andres Manzano told the sports newspaper Diario AS says that he is said to have offered the then 16-year-old Bellingham to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona a year before moving to Borussia Dortmund.
But the Spanish top clubs refused: “Both had the opportunity to offer him a trial session. But nobody wanted to put up with the effort that would have been necessary at the time. They hadn’t bet on him,” Manzano explained the situation.
As a result, Manzano apparently recommended that Birmingham City extend Bellingham’s contract. The result: BVB paid a whopping 25 million euros for the now 19-year-old superstar.
BVB, News: Adeyemi and Can are happy about Dortmund’s fighting spirit
After beating Chelsea 1-0 at home in the Champions League round of 16, Karim Adeyemi and Emre Cam were both delighted with the commitment and fighting spirit they showed. “We started a bit difficult, but then we saw that everyone can do something for every fight here and then won the game,” said Adeyemi about Borussia Dortmund’s performance.
Emre Can echoed the same sentiment: “It wasn’t our best game but we fought as a team,” explained Can. In the past there have been games where you “divorced as a team”. But today we proved that one is there for the other and that we have a world-class goalkeeper,” he also sent praise to Gregor Kobel.
Can also sees the use of himself as a reason for the improvement. “Hard and honest work always pays off,” analyzed the defensive midfielder. “I have big plans for the new year.”
BVB, News: Fan choreography causes amazement
Before the duel with the Blues, the fans provided special moments. A choreography stretched across the entire south stand of Signal Iduna Park. You could see a BVB fan symbolically traveling the world.
BVB, News: Ex-world champion worried about “switching to everyday life”
Jürgen Kohler, world champion from 1990, commented after the Champions League victory against Chelsea table football about the special challenge of BVB. You would now have to “quickly switch to everyday life, which is often difficult from the head,” explained Kohler.
However, he was also particularly enthusiastic about Borussia’s result football. They “didn’t play outstandingly, but won all the games”. The “impressive stability in 2023” helped in particular. Now Borussia must continue this winning streak when Hertha BSC (Sunday, 5:30 p.m.) travel to Signal Iduna Park.