Aurelien Tchouameni cost Real Madrid a significant sum of money, and Antonio Rudiger would have cost just as much in signing bonuses and other expenses.
Real Madrid just doesn’t have the roster space for anyone else, which doesn’t mean they lack the funds for future acquisitions. Although Real Madrid let Gareth Bale, Isco, and Marcelo go, they did recruit Noel Lopez for Castilla, and they still need to make sales before they can add anybody else.
However, an AS report claims that Real Madrid has already made Jude Bellingham their priority target for 2023.
For Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund will request 100 million euros from Real Madrid.
Real Madrid will reportedly make an offer of around 90 million euros, as acknowledged by AS in the article, but it’s thought that amount wouldn’t be enough to persuade Dortmund. Real Madrid will find it extremely difficult to close the deal for less than 100 million euros given that Bellingham signed a contract that runs until 2025 and lacks a release clause. If Real Madrid doesn’t make the payment, someone else will.
If this transaction is finalized in 2023, Real Madrid’s midfield will then have four fantastic players: Bellingham, Fede Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurelien Tchouameni. If you haven’t realized it yet, it is a really talented midfield. Real’s midfield is set for the next 10 to 15 years if they are successful.
Nevertheless, either way, you look at it, the asking price is high. Bellingham is just 18 years old at this time. Eduardo Camavinga, who is 18 years old, was purchased by Real Madrid for 25 million. It’s a lot of money, and if they do manage to recruit him, I believe it’ll be fantastic. If not, there are still three really good midfielders who can replace Real Madrid’s renowned midfield trio of Toni Kroos, Casemiro, and Luka Modric, though.
Bellingham brings a lot to the table that the other three do not, and his game is much beyond his years. However, if Real are as serious about this as they seem to be, I truly hope that they can work out a deal with Dortmund for less than 100 million euros.