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Zinedine Zidane discusses Jude Bellingham’s transfer to Actual Madrid

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Actual Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has insisted that summer time signing Jude Bellingham is ‘prepared’ to play for the membership.

Bellingham accomplished his €103m switch from Borussia Dortmund earlier this month, signing a six-year contract with Los Blancos.

The 19-year-old opted to take the quantity 5 shirt which was popularised throughout Zidane’s enjoying days on the Santiago Bernabeu.

At his unveiling press convention, Bellingham mentioned: “I love Zidane lots and it is a quantity that conjures up me. I do not wish to be like him, as a result of I am completely different. I am delighted to put on this quantity. It is an honour.

“The shirt itself is a superb accountability. [Zidane] is a participant I’ve all the time valued, for me he has been the very best. I wish to develop the legacy of the quantity.”

Zidane, who received 17 trophies at Actual Madrid as a participant and throughout two spells as supervisor, has spoken fondly of Bellingham and recalled assembly him at Los Blancos’ Champions League remaining victory towards Liverpool in 2022.


“Jude Bellingham is a vital participant for the long run. He is able to play at Actual Madrid,” Zidane mentioned to Telefoot.

“I met Bellingham on the 2022 Champions League remaining, we spoke slightly, I hope he has a terrific profession.”

Zidane additionally spoke of how soccer has modified from his period as a participant, admitting it’s now a extra ‘bodily’ sport.

“In my time, soccer was rather less bodily than it’s now,” he added. “With solely the approach you could possibly go far. Now I feel it is extra sophisticated. As we speak’s soccer is completely different, if I had performed presently, maybe my physique would have performed a trick on me.”


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