Jude Bellingham has set his sights on sitting alongside the greats of Actual Madrid’s historical past following his dream transfer to the Spanish giants.
Bellingham sealed a 103million euros (£88.5m) switch to the Bernabeu from Borussia Dortmund final month, cementing his place as one of many hottest younger abilities in Europe.
The 20-year-old is conscious of the checklist of stars which have pulled on the well-known white shirt through the years, beforehand citing Zinedine Zidane as a job mannequin, however is concentrating on a protracted and profitable profession of his personal.
“That’s the motivation for the transfer within the first place, I need to be at a membership that’s going to be competing for titles and I need to attempt to assist the workforce and membership be as sensible because it has been for all of time actually,” he informed the PA information company.
“Now’s my probability to be a part of that historical past and that goes hand in hand as a result of I do know the membership needs to win and I need to win so hopefully it’ll occur.
“It grabs you by itself, the dimensions of the membership is already surreal when you consider it, however while you add into that the undertaking they have in place, it was actually essential I made this step as a result of it’s simply the place to be for me.”
For many, the prospect of becoming a member of Actual Madrid in a big-money transfer at such a younger age could be daunting, however Bellingham’s journey has stood him in good stead.