Jude Bellingham, an English midfielder, has agreed to join Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund for 103 million euros (about £88.5 million).
The 19-year-old, formerly of Birmingham City, transferred to Dortmund in July 2020 and was a standout for England at the 2018 World Cup.
Bellingham is keen on the transfer, and a medical examination is scheduled over the coming days.
The midfielder will commit to a six-year term despite interest from some of Europe’s best clubs.
In a statement, Dortmund revealed that the Spanish club had agreed to pay 103 million euros plus additional add-ons.
Additional costs could bring the total to 133.9 million euros (about £115 million).
Bellingham, who will soon become the third-most expensive youngster in the world, attracted interest from several clubs, including Manchester City and Liverpool.
The logic of trading in Bellingham for Real Madrid
Bellingham, a teen, has shot to football fame.
After Eden Hazard’s 115 million euro transfer from Chelsea in 2019, the Bundesliga’s best player will become the club’s second most expensive signing and the second most expensive English footballer ever.
Highest-paid English soccer players
Player Transfer Year Fee
Grealish, JackThe £100 million sale of Aston Villa to Manchester City in 2021.
Leicester’s Harry Maguire will reportedly be sold to Manchester United for £80 million in 2019.
Sancho Jadon73 million pounds: Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United in 2021.
In the words of Kyle WalkerTransfer fee from Tottenham to Manchester City in 2017: £45m (increasing to £50m with add-ons).
Wan-Bissaka, AaronThere will be a £50 million transfer in 2019 from Crystal Palace to Manchester United.
In 2021, Ben White of Brighton will be sold for £50 million to Arsenal.
The 2022 Raheem Sterling Chelsea transfer from Manchester City£50m
Sterling, RaheemIn 2015, £49 million was exchanged between Liverpool and Manchester City.
Stones, JohnSale of Everton to Manchester City for £47.5 million in 2016.
Chilwell, Ben.The £45 million transfer from Leicester to Chelsea in 2020.
Due of the high price tag associated with signing Bellingham, Liverpool backed out of a potential deal in April. When asked about Bellingham at the time, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp compared high-priced deals to a “child wanting a Ferrari for Christmas.”
After Bellingham departed Birmingham for Dortmund for £25 million, making him the most expensive 17-year-old in football history, the Championship club retired his number despite it being his first and only complete season in the league.
He was so successful at Dortmund that in October of 2017 at the age of 19 he was named the club’s youngest ever captain.
Bellingham has 42 total games played.