Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Sunderland midfielder Jobe Bellingham ahead of a prospective deal, according to Sun Sport columnist Ciaran Wiseman.
The 18-year-old secured a seven-figure move to the Stadium Of Light after leaving childhood club Birmingham City during the summer transfer window and has impressed on both the club and national scene this season.
Bellingham has appeared in 12 games for the Black Cats this season, scoring three goals. The midfielder has scored twice this season, both times in a 2-1 win over Rotherham United in mid-August.
During the current national team break, the midfielder is away on international duty, representing England U19s. The Spanish giants dispatched a delegate here to watch Bellingham during the country’s goalless stalemate with Montenegro last week.
Following last season’s play-off semi-final defeat to Luton Town, the Black Cats were eager to improve this season and have made a great start to their second season back in the Championship.
Sunderland had six victories after 11 league games and are presently fourth in the rankings. Despite possessing 19 points, Sunderland are nine points outside the top two heading into this weekend’s match against Stoke City.
Jobe’s older brother (Jude) joined Real Madrid during the summer transfer window, and the Spanish giants have now turned their focus to the younger brother ahead of a prospective move.
Bellingham has had a fantastic start to his career at the Stadium Of Light, and it is no surprise that the 18-year-old is garnering a lot of attention.
However, whether Real Madrid thinks that the midfielder is the ideal guy for them remains to be seen, and the true value of the player is presently unknown, which is likely to have an impact on any agreement, despite the fact that Sunderland is dealing with Real Madrid.