In a fantasy world, the Jude Bellingham update from Fabrizio Romano that is brilliant news for Newcastle United is that he is on his way to St James’ Park.
There have been tentative rumours in Germany that Newcastle want to make a move for Bellingham, while Callum Wilson has admitted that he would love to see the midfielder move to the North East.
However, that is not happening, nor was it ever going to. But Bellingham does appear to be on the move, in a deal that could actually be good news for the Magpies.
Jude Bellingham close to joining Real Madrid
Transfer expert Romano has reported in the Guardian that Real Madrid are close to agreeing a deal for the England international.
The report states that personal terms are almost finalised, while Los Blancos do not anticipate struggling to agree a fee with Borussia Dortmund.
It is going to be a huge transfer, with the 19-year-old already one of the best midfielders on the planet. Now he is on course to join the biggest club in the world.
The race to sign Bellingham has been incredibly interesting to watch. Liverpool looked certain for a while, then Manchester City emerged as the most likely destination in the Premier League.
But he is not returning to English shores. Instead, he looks set to head to the Santiago Bernabeu, in a deal that will be celebrated on Tyneside.
Good news for Newcastle’s hopes of keeping Bruno Guimaraes
The move is good news as it means one of the Premier League’s elite does not get even stronger, but it is also good news for Newcastle’s hopes of keeping Bruno Guimaraes.
The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid since last year – not that Newcastle have been worried. The Spanish side even contacted his agent about signing him last summer when Casemiro was on his way to Manchester United.
The La Liga giants are seemingly huge fans of Bruno, and the lure of Real Madrid can often be hard to resist. Bruno has been open about wanting to stay at Newcastle and become a legend, but that could always change if an offer from Spain arrives.
But with Carlo Ancelotti’s side closing in on a deal for Bellingham, that should rule out any move for Bruno. Their midfield is already stacked, and it is going to get even stronger with the former Birmingham City ace.
It is a midfield that Newcastle could potentially come up against in the Champions League next season, which will be a major challenge. But at least it won’t include Bruno, who will now be able to focus on life at Newcastle without the admiring glances of Madrid distracting him.