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Jude Bellingham follows in David Beckham's footsteps: Real Madrid's history with English players

After three superb seasons at Borussia Dortmund, Jude Bellingham is taking on his next challenge. It has been confirmed that the 19-year-old has officially sealed a much-anticipated move to Real Madrid, who have paid a guaranteed €103m (£88m/$110m) to bring him to La Liga.

Bellingham had also been a target for Manchester City and Liverpool, but the England star decided that the Santiago Bernabeu is the best place for his development. Real certainly have a strong recent history when it comes to nurturing young talent, with Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni and Fede Valverde all thriving under Carlo Ancelotti last season.

Bellingham will be competing with that all-star trio for a regular spot in midfield, which shouldn't faze him in the slightest. He has already proven he can deliver at the very highest level with Dortmund and the Three Lions.

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But history suggests that success won't come easy for Bellingham in the Spanish capital. Only five English players have played for Real before him, and not all of them managed to live up to expectations in an environment that can quickly become a pressure cooker if things aren't going well.