Jude Bellingham has scored 10 times in 10 games for Real Madrid since making his move to the Spanish capital. He has also provided three assists for Los Blancos this season and has already been compared to French playmaker and former Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane.
When Madrid signed Bellingham, journalist Julio César Iglesias predicted that the 20-year-old would become an all-time great at the club, saying that the former Birmingham City and Borussia Dortmund midfielder would be “the club’s best player since Alfredo Di Stéfano”.
Di Stéfano scored on his Real Madrid debut and netted 11 times by the time he had made 10 appearances for Real Madrid, similar numbers to Bellingham’s.
The England international’s start to life in Spain suggests, like Julio César Iglesias says, that he could become a great at the Santiago Bernabéu over the coming years.
Bellingham is in an environment that has allowed him to kick on and he is playing in a more advanced role under Carlo Ancelotti than most would have expected.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN