Huge expectations were placed on Jude Bellingham when he joined Real Madrid, and the Englishman has more than lived up to them. On June 14, 2023, he transferred from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid for a base transfer fee of 103 million euros, with the possibility of add-ons raising the total to 133.9 million euros. He explained that the jersey’s number five was a nod to club legend Zinedine Zidane. Due to their sell-on clause, Birmingham City also received 6 million pounds from the transfer.
He has won the player of the match award in La Liga three times in a row, seemingly unstoppable since his arrival. He has now accomplished the same feat as Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored four goals in his first three La Liga games. After moving to Portugal from Manchester United in 2009, the forward scored once against Deportivo La Coruna and once more against Xerez in a home game.
Four of Real Madrid’s six goals so far this season have been scored by the 20-year-old. He has given the team a big lift, especially when Vinicius Jr. suffered an injury against Celta Vigo. He also made history by being the first midfielder to score four goals in his first three La Liga games since Cesc Fabregas in 2011.
Bellingham is doing extremely well, he keeps scoring and contributing to the club, Carlo Ancelotti remarked during Real Madrid’s victory over Celta. In the first half, Vinicius had a niggle, so we substituted him. In the next hours, we’ll find out what it is, but it appears to be some muscle pain in his leg.
He noted the positive traits of the former Durtmund star, saying, “Goals aren’t his biggest quality, but he’s performing well. He has outstanding timing, is cerebral, and is good off the ball. On the edge of the area, he is really talented.
On Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid plays Getafe in a La Liga game. All eyes will be on Bellingham, who, like Ronaldo against Villarreal, will try to score in his fourth game.