Over the next few months, there is one name that is going to be repeated a lot: Jude Bellingham. The footballer born in Stourbridge (United Kingdom) in 2003 has established himself in the World Cup in Qatar. Despite being just 19 years old, Jude Bellingham is already a star in the football world and he is expected to become an even bigger star in the future. Let’s find out what makes Jude Bellingham so valuable and great. Let’s get started.
Jude Bellingham: Worth All The Money?
There is a reason why all of the world’s biggest clubs are salivating over Jude Bellingham. In England, they point to Real Madrid as a favorite for his signing, but the ‘giants’ of the Premier League (Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, and United) or PSG are also vying for him. Whoever wants Bellingham, will need to dig deep into their pockets. Jude Bellingham’s expected price is somewhere between 100-150 million euros.
Who is Jude Bellingham?
Born on June 29, 2003, Jude Bellingham is a midfielder trained at Birmingham City in his country, where he earned a place as a starter from an early age: at the age of 16, he was already a fixture in the Championship (second division of English football) and came to start in 32 games of the 2019-2020 season.
After standing out there and with his country’s youth teams, Bellingham was bought in 2020 by Borussia Dortmund for somewhere between 25 and 30 million euros. From then on, the midfielder has been a staple on the German team, while he is also consolidated within the eleven of the English team.
What makes Jude Bellingham such a special footballer?
His position is inside, usually on the left side, and he excels in dribbling and individual duels. In short, a player can change pace from one moment to the next and generate potentially dangerous chances over the rival area.
Bellingham is a very precocious player. He has been successful beyond his years during different stages of his career. At the age of 16, he made his debut in an official match with Birmingham FC, where he had trained with the junior program since the age of 8. Months later, half the Premier was already fighting for him, but in the summer of 2020, he signed for the German Borussia Dortmund.
An anecdote that explains his character is the meeting he had with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson, Éric Cantona, and Bryan Robson – three legends of the club – met with him and his parents; Mark, a police sergeant, and Denise, who continues to make Jude’s bed daily. Despite such a display of power and legacy by the red devils, the Bellinghams chose a club where their commitment to young talent is amply demonstrated.
In the two and a half years that he has been at Dortmund, Bellingham has participated in 112 games (98 starts) and has scored 19 goals, and dished out 21 assists. He averages one goal action every 213 minutes, although this season he is at one every 159.8 minutes, showing that he is growing. Jude started playing striker when he was a child, just like his father did at the amateur level. Mark Bellingham is said to have scored more than 700 goals, but he is almost a myth since there is no official data.
Gary Lineker and Roy Keane, two important figures in English football, have come to compare him for his style of play with Bryan Robson himself. Robson, also a midfielder, has scored 49 goals in 246 appearances for United and 26 in 90 for England.
Why does Jude Bellingham wear number 22?
Bellingham wore England’s number 22 during the World Cup, just as he does at Dortmund. It is a ’22’. What does this mean? Which is a ‘4’, an ‘8’, and a ’10’. A three in one. This is what he was told when he was 13 years old by a Birmingham academy coach, Mike Dodds.
What are some unique qualities of Jude Bellingham?
He is a player capable of starting plays as well as finishing them, but above all, he breaks lines. He is gifted at reading the game, with quick anticipation of what is to come, and creating great opportunities. He has stamina and size (1.86 meters), which allows him to be one of the midfielders in the five major leagues with the best numbers in terms of headers won: he averages 6.6 per game (54% success).
On the field, he has the character of a leader, although his youth still plays a trick on him. Edin Terzić, his coach at Dortmund, already focused on this before a game against Bayern Munich: “It’s important that he keeps his emotions under control. I mean that he suddenly doesn’t start playing his own game. He needs a little more balance there, more control. He’s taking a big step forward.” This year he has been captain twice.
Bellingham uses his body wisely, allowing him to create advantages by dribbling and tackling. Where he is most limited is in positional play. He doesn’t have great numbers when it comes to ball retention, although he usually makes good decisions with the ball at his feet. Gerrard and Kimmich are two of the mirrors in which he sees himself in this aspect.
The ’22’ of England is designed for vertical teams. His explosiveness, his resistance, and his virtue when it comes to winning aerial duels make him a key value in teams that press a lot or take advantage of the gaps when the opponent has the ball. At the World Cup, Gareth Southgate made reference to Jude’s problems after a 0-0 draw against the United States.
“We put a tremendous responsibility on Jude and it was a game in which it was difficult to solve the midfield: in pressing and problem-solving. He is still learning when to press and when not to press,” he explained. Southgate found the key for the next game in Jordan Henderson, who sent Mason Mount to the bench – he did not start the tournament again – and occupied a role of greater positional discipline to give Bellingham a little more freedom.
In recent times, Borussia Dortmund has become an unparalleled showcase at a European level when it comes to signing some of the best young players on the planet. The most recent case was undoubtedly that of Erling Haaland, today breaking records and networks with Manchester City, while on a smaller scale, Jadon Sancho also made a huge leap from the German club to the other Manchester team, United.
Now, without those projects turned into reality, the new jewel that shines with its own light in Dortmund is Jude Bellingham, an English midfielder who is already among the top scorers and players in the 2022-2023 edition of the Champions League, in addition to becoming a member of the English national team.
Jude Bellingham with the England National Team at the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Jude Bellingham has now played 22 games with the England National Team and scored his first goal at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The youngster opened the 6-2 score against Iran, for the first game of Group B. Gareth Southgate named him a starter and he performed at a high level, so it is not surprising to see him as a key player in the starting lineup of the Three Lions.
He also dished an assist in the first elimination game, which led him to become the first player under 20 years of age with a goal and an assist in a World Cup since Lionel Messi did it in Germany 2006. As per खबरी भईया.
How does Jude Bellingham play?
Bellingham is not only one of the best projects in world football but is already beginning to stand out as one of the most complete midfielders of the European elite.
The first thing that stands out about his characteristics is precisely his ability to contribute in different areas, positions, and functions. He does everything, and everything very well, performing for Dortmund mostly from midfield to the right.
With the ball, Bellingham has an extraordinary natural ability that makes him one of the best dribblers in the different competitions he plays. In the Bundesliga, for example, he is the second player with the most completed dribbles at the time of writing, something really rare for a midfielder.
To these conditions for imbalance, Bellingham adds excellent vision and passing ability, both short and long. He has control, punch, precision, and refined technique.
However, what really sets the Englishman apart from other attacking midfielders is that he is also a guarantee when it comes to defense. To begin with, he has a good physique (1.86m tall) and that adds a lot of commitment and energy to recover and press, even without being a sprinter.
Just as he ranks among the leaders in dribbling, he also appears among the best in his different tournaments in tackles and interceptions, showing his versatility to make a positive impact with or without the ball in his possession.
To improve? Full confidence in his game leads him to make some mistakes. At times he abuses the dribble and loses balls one on one, while his tendency to constantly press in the opponent’s field can create some space for the rivals behind him.
Where does Jude Bellingham play and where will he play in the future?
Jude Bellingham currently plays for the German club Borussia Dortmund and has a contract there till June 2025. However, there are already strong rumors about different European giants looking for him in upcoming markets, including Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Liverpool.
How much is Jude Bellingham worth?
According to CIES valuation, Jude Bellingham is worth 202 million euros, making him the most valuable player in the world.
How old is Jude Bellingham?
Jude Bellingham is 19 years old. He will turn 20 on June 29, 2023.
How much is Real Madrid hoping to pay for Jude Bellingham?
While the Real Madrid squad is concentrating on returning to competition, in the offices they are preparing for the coming season with a goal above the rest: Jude Bellingham. The team had intensified its approaches to the English midfielder, whom they consider the ideal candidate to reinforce the midfield. Months later and once the World Cup was over, they began to talk about numbers and there were already the first estimates of what his signing could cost. The figure is 130 million euros.
It should be noted that these are approximations according to what the market marks and take into account what the competition can offer. These 130 would include the bonus for his signing and the variables. Real Madrid is not willing to enter an auction to end up disbursing amounts that are out of the market. However, 130 million seems a reasonable price if we take into account that he is one of the most coveted players in the world, that this season he already has nine goals and three assists as a midfielder and that he is barely 19 years old.
The main rivals for the incorporation of Bellingham are in the Premier League. Liverpool and Manchester City are crazy to sign the best young English player today. The latter has a problem: they need to get players to carry out their signing. Chelsea also remains in the race, although they have another eye on Enzo Fernández in case he fails in the operation, a situation similar to that of Manchester United.
Although it is a deal that would take place in the summer of 2023, the interested parties have established contact with the footballer’s entourage to try to ‘block’ the operation for their competitors. That is to say, they have advanced the work with the idea of convincing the midfielder, scaring away the competition, and leaving everything ready at the expense of closing the deal with BVB.
What will decide Jude Bellingham’s future?
The final decision will be made between Bellingham and Borussia Dortmund, always depending on the offers that come in for him. The player believes that Madrid is the ideal team to jump to and his good relationship with the German team will help with the transfer. However, nothing is decided at this point. Jude, along with his family (some of them prefer to return to England), are already looking at the market, although his main concern is fighting with Dortmund to sneak into the top four in the Bundesliga (currently they are 6th) and make a good role in this Champions League (they will play in the round of 16 against Chelsea).
Without a doubt, it is one of the names that will echo the most between now and next summer. His great World Cup with England served as confirmation: he is a midfielder who will give much to talk about in the next decade. He also served to justify the media frenzy that he is generating. Real Madrid, aware that the midfield that has given them so much success over the years could vanish very soon, has decided to react, and Bellingham is the perfect piece to cushion the blow.
How would Jude Bellingham fit with Real Madrid?
Bellingham is a player who fits best in a midfield of two – he has been seen like this a lot in Dortmund – and one of three. Next to him, he needs a permanent man, who at Real Madrid would be the French youngster Tchouaméni. Fede Valverde and Camavinga could combine without problems with the Englishman, being midfielders who break lines but use speed -in the case of the Uruguayan- and the pass -in the case of the Frenchman.
Real Madrid has pointed out Bellingham as the player who can fill the void in the midfield after some key departures. After Casemiro, the next to go could be Kroos. Enzo Fernández, another of those who have sounded, would be a more natural substitute for the German due to qualities they share, but Madrid does not seek to imitate the trio that has given them so much in recent years. The plan is to form a midfield that embraces the rival. A new era in which Jude Bellingham is called to dominate.