Jude Bellingham was player of the year in the Bundesliga, despite a title lost on the wire by Dortmund. The young 19-year-old English midfielder had a very good season in the yellow jersey, before his possible departure from Germany during the summer transfer window.
After a great season with Dortmund, Jude Bellingham was voted Bundesliga player of the year on Monday. A title that does not really compensate for the loss of that of his team at the end of a last dying day of the championship. The 19-year-old Englishman, absent from the finish due to injury, is expected to leave BVB this summer and be transferred for a record sum.
A full season
Jude Bellingham’s absence from Dortmund’s last games proved that, despite his very young age, he was a key part of this team, without whom Edin Terzic’s men did no better than a draw 2-2 at home against Mainz, synonymous with losing the title.
Despite the disappointment, it was the former Birmingham man who won the Bundesliga MVP title with his 8 goals and 5 assists in 31 appearances. Jude Bellingham stood out as an all-around player: he was in the top 10 for sprints (861) and high-intensity runs (2,473). He is also the team’s best runner (322 kilometers) and the one who has completed the most duels in the championship (482). He even became the youngest captain in Dortmund history.
“My responsibilities within the team have increased”
But it is in his attacking impact that Bellingham has made the most progress. Only ten players registered more shots than his 65, which resulted in eight goals, more than double his league best and three more than last season in the Premier League.
“Each year or semester that I have spent at the club, my responsibilities within the team have increased, he commented to the Bundesliga site after this individual award. helped develop me. I came to the club as a talented boy, but I added things to my game that took me to the next level and I think that’s mainly thanks to them. »
Towards a departure for Real Madrid?
At the end of the contract next season, Jude Bellingham should leave the BVB this summer to join a top European club. The England international was also seen waving to the supporters with tears in his eyes after the draw against Mainz. The Spanish press assures that he already has an agreement with Real Madrid and that he could join the Madrid club as soon as the Spanish championship is over.
The merengue club will have to pay at least 100 million euros to secure the services of the young prodigy, who is also followed by Manchester City. Liverpool pulled out of the race due to Dortmund’s demands, preferring to focus on restructuring their squad. AS and Marca ensure that Real Madrid will make an offer of 100 million euros (plus 30 million bonuses), to which must be added 20 million annual salary.