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Jude Bellingham’s Madrid Salary and Contract Details: A Comprehensive Breakdown
- The numbers behind Jude Bellingham’s move from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid have been revealed
- Bellingham joins Madrid after spending three years at Dortmund
- The English midfielder becomes Real Madrid’s second most expensive signing ever
Real Madrid confirmed the signing of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund in the early hours of Wednesday.
Bellingham becomes the highest-profile arrival at the club this summer following the returns of Fran García and Brahim Díaz from Rayo Vallecano and AC Milan respectively.
The move for the England star is another step in the process of freshening up Los Blancos’ midfield, with Fede Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurélien Tchouaméni previously coming in to assist and eventually replace Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
The transfer took some time and involved shelling out millions of pounds, but Madrid have finally got their man. With credit to Borussia Dortmund’s status as a listed company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, details of the deal between the German club and Los Merengues are public knowledge, with neither club able to manipulate the figures involved.
An obvious example of this manipulation as reported by BR Football was when Madrid claimed they had sold Álvaro Morata to Chelsea for €80 million in 2017, while the Blues said they had paid just €64 million- and example of mind games in the complex world of transfer market poker.
Bellingham’s actual transfer fee
Goal reports that Madrid have spent €103 million ($111.3 million) to acquire the services of Bellingham and will pay Dortmund an extra 30% (€30.9 million, $33.5 million) if certain objectives are met.
That would see the transfer fee rise to a maximum of €133.9 million ($145 million).
Bellingham’s Real Madrid contract details
Bellingham has signed a six-year contract worth a reported €20 million per season, which comes to €120 million ($130 million). All in all, the deal could cost Madrid in excess of €250 million ($270 million) in total.
Objectives included in Bellingham’s deal
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Dortmund informed the Frankfurt Stock Exchange that the aforementioned objectives were related both to the player individually and Real Madrid as a club.
These, however, weren’t specified, although standard practice dictates that half of the 30% add-on fee depends on Bellingham’s performances (appearances, goals, assists, trophies won) and the other half on Madrid’s success (league titles, Champions League qualification, Champions League victories).
Bellingham’s earnings after tax
Reports in Germany suggest that the midfielder’s six-year contract is worth €20 million (around $21.7 million) per season, which drops to €10 million (over $10.8 million) after tax.
Despite not turning 20 until later in June, that places Bellingham alongside Modric, Kroos, Vinicius Júnior, Thibaut Courtois, and David Alaba in the group of the club’s highest earners following the departures of Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema, who had been the top two.
Madrid's midfield for the decade
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Real Madrid’s midfield appears sorted for the decade with the recent acquisition of Bellingham.
Bellingham's arrival marks another significant step in Real Madrid's midfield transformation as the club continues to rejuvenate their squad.
The addition of the talented young Englishman, along with the presence of French prospects, Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni, signals a transition away from seasoned veterans like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.