Spanish press bizarrely celebrates Jude Bellingham for being 'least English Englishman'

Spanish press bizarrely celebrates Jude Bellingham for being 'least English Englishman'
Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/07/2023

- 13:32

Updated: 26/07/2023

- 14:22

The midfielder moved to Spain from German giants Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer

Jude Bellingham has been praised by the Spanish press following his move to Real Madrid this summer.

The England international was recruited last month for a fee of £88.5million, a fee that makes him one of the most-expensive signings in the club's entire history.

Bellingham has already impressed at the Bernabeu in the short time since.

And, now, Spanish media have queued up to celebrate the youngster and hail him for settling into life in the country.

Jude Bellingham Real Madrid

Jude Bellingham has won round Real Madrid fans and Spanish press since his arrival


Relovo have praised Bellingham for being willing to learn the customs and culture of Spain.

The 20-year-old has enlisted the help of team-mates Brahim Diaz and Lucas Vazquez as he looks to learn the language as quickly as possible.

Bellingham has also been praised for leaving his comfort zone of Birmingham three years ago, too.

The youngster opted to join Borussia Dortmund in 2020, having previously been a target for Premier League side Manchester United.

Bellingham opted to move to Germany instead, however, and quickly established himself during his spell at the Westfalenstadion.

Relovo also take a dig at Gareth Bale, too.

The Wales international previously left Tottenham for Real Madrid back in the summer transfer window of 2018.

However, he never bothered to learn the language and questions were regularly asked about his commitment to the club.

It's said that Bale was a 'peculiar character', despite the forward propelling them to five Champions League titles.

Bellingham is, however, the 'least English Englishman' and has already earned plaudits from an audience that are notoriously difficult to please.

The midfielder is the seventh British player to play for Real Madrid, who are the most-decorated club in European football.

Laurie Cunningham, Steve McManaman, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Jonathan Woodgate and Bale have all previously followed that path.

Bellingham is Real's big signing this summer as they look to win La Liga next season, having missed out on the prize to fierce rivals Barcelona last year.

But if Los Blancos get their way, Kylian Mbappe could be next.

The France international is eager to leave Paris Saint-Germain and though he's received a huge offer from Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal, he'd prefer to stay in Europe.

Real president Florentino Perez has wanted Mbappe ever since his time at Monaco.

And with the 24-year-old open to a new challenge, a transfer agreement could be struck in the coming days and weeks ahead.

Meanwhile, Real boss Carlo Ancelotti hailed Bellingham after the youngster made his debut against AC Milan earlier in the week.

“Bellingham's position has been good and he has played a good game, the team must now get used to his quality," he said.

"We have to enjoy his arrival during the season.


Jude Bellingham Real Madrid Birmingham

Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham has come a long way since his time at Birmingham


“I liked the system. Sometimes the pressure has not been correct, but my feeling is good.”

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