Jude Bellingham: New Star at the Bernabéu

[Photo courtesy of Real Madrid]

By Dennis Mungai

Signed from Borussis Dortmund for an all- time record fee for a British player and the second-most expensive transfer in Real Madrid history, many wondered how Bellingham would fit into the Spanish giants. 5 matches into the season however, he has proved everyone wrong. The youngster has scored 5 goals and provided 1 assist for Madrid this season, taking them to the top of the table, unbeaten with 15 points.

So good have been his performances that he became the first English player in Laliga to ever win the Player of the Month award. His 5 goals and 1 assists won him the La Liga Santander August Player of the Month award. He showcased it before the Madrid fans before their match againt Real Sociedad yesterday, where they emerged 2-1 winners. Ahead of their Champions League opener against Union Berlin later in the week, all eyes continue to be on Jude and his exciting performances are sure to leave many optimistic and hopeful of what the future holds for him.

With Karim Benzema’s departure to Saudi Arabia, many wondered who would replace the Frenchman’s position as their main goal scoring threat. After Kylian Mbappe extended his contract with PSG, potentially ending a possible move to Madrid, Real had to settle for former Real Sociedad striker Joselu. Despite losing Benzema, Madrid have somehow managed to find their rhythm, with their attacking players Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Joselu playing as the front three. Bellingham has formed a good partnership with other midfielders like Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Federico Valverde. It may be too early to say, but with this continued dynamism in the team, Bellingham and his teammates could win all the gold this season.


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