Real Madrid confirmed the arrival of Jude Bellingham on Wednesday. The England international played 132 games across all competitions for Borussia Dortmund, and the player spoke about his departure.
“Thank you everyone associated with BVB and the fans for everything over the last three years,” said Bellingham, via the club’s official channels. “It was an honour to wear your jersey so many times whether it was in the high or low moments.
“Whilst I’m happy about my next destination I will never forget the journey I went on to get there. once a Borusse, always a Borusse. Best of luck for the future. Hey BVB!.”
Bellingham joined Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham City as a 17-year-old in 2020 for around €30m. The Englishman has a DFB Pokal to his name, and also represented Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on 23 occasions. Across all competitions, Bellingham scored 24 and created 25.
In the absence of Marco Reus and Mats Hummels, Bellingham also captained Borussia Dortmund after Edin Terzic named him as the third captain upon his appointment.
Unfortunately, Bellingham was unable to deliver a Bundesliga title to the Westfalenstadion after the 2022/23 title race went to the final day with the Meisterschale heading to Dortmund, that was until Jamal Musiala scored in the 89th minute against Köln to secure the title for Bayern Munich.
Bellingham was adored by Dortmund fans, and he will certainly look back upon his time at the club with fondness.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder