Transfer Talk: Bellingham wants Haaland reunion at Real Madrid

Posted Saturday, February 03, 2024 by ESPN

Jude Bellingham is urging Manchester City striker and former Borussia Dortmund teammate Erling Haaland to "come to Real Madrid," according to AS.

Bellingham, who has scored 18 goals in 26 matches since his summer switch to the Bernabeu, spent two seasons playing alongside Haaland in the Bundesliga before the Norway international joined City in 2022. During that time the two stars became close friends, and now England midfielder Bellingham is hoping a charm offensive will help reunite them in the summer.

Haaland scored 70 goals in 71 games for Dortmund and has continued his run in City colours, netting 52 goals in 53 games last season and 19 so far this term.

According to AS, Bellingham has been telling Haaland how incredible it is to play for Madrid in front of a full house at the recently renovated Bernabeu. He has also been waxing lyrical about the club's professionalism, the training facilities, and what it's like playing under boss Carlo Ancelotti, among other things.

Haaland, who made his return after almost two months out injured in midweek, has a release clause that is significantly smaller for non-English sides, which means Los Blancos would need to find around €100 million rather than the €200m a Premier League club would need to pay to secure his services.

Transfer Talk: Bellingham wants Haaland reunion at Real Madrid
Erling Haaland (left) and Jude Bellingham (right) became friends during their two years together at Borussia Dortmund.

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