Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the best in the history of Real Madrid. The player is the club’s all-time top goalscorer and left the Santiago Bernabeu as a legend in 2018 after a 9-year stint. While some of his gigantic records in the white shirt may forever remain unsurpassed, one of many could be matched. this weekend none other than the star signing of the summer, Jude Bellingham.
3 things you need to know
- Jude Bellingham is a huge summer signing for Real Madrid
- He has already scored 4 times in the previous 3 matches in La Liga
- Comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo prevail
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Jude Bellingham broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s record at Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo’s services were acquired by Real Madrid in 2009 for a record fee of 94 million and he left in 2018 in what became Real Madrid’s record transfer fee of $120 million. During his tenure, Ronaldo became a goalscorer and distanced himself from other legends. After his departure, Real Madrid are still looking for a player to fill the number 7 gap and so far only disappointed. But this year, a 20-year-old has joined the ranks, making a blistering start, almost like Ronaldo did in 2009.
Jude Bellingham, who scored on his La Liga debut against Athletic Club, added three more in the next two games to take his tally to 4 in three games, equaling Eden Hazard’s 4-goal haul in all time at Real Madrid. Plus, if Bellingham scores against Getafe this week, he could face Ronaldo in one instance.
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It’s just the beginning for Bellingham
When Ronaldo was new to Los Blancos, he scored in each of his first four games, so Bellingham have the opportunity to match the club legend. So the Englishman is waiting for a huge leap. If he manages to conquer this performance, that would be of interest to Madridistas and the football world.
While it’s still early days for Bellingham, its promising start has fans and football pundits excited. He came in as a midfielder, but with the goal-scoring ability he’s been showing, a staunch striker role could potentially become a reality under Carlo Ancelotti.
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