Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest on Jude Bellingham and other 2022 summer window signings, loans and targets

With the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League double in hand, Real Madrid enter the 2022 summer off-season with a number of questions to answer.

The Real Madrid squad is ageing, and while some young players have come through the ranks and established themselves as first-team regulars, they still rely on a number of older players and a succession plan will be forthcoming. necessary for some of them. .

Coming out of a potential Ballon d’Or caliber season, Karim Benzema is 34, and a possible drop is inevitable. Midfielder Toni Kroos is 32 and sometimes seemed unable to cope with the rigors of a full season, but his midfield partner Luka Modric still exudes quality at 36. The club will keep all three but Los Blancos will surely plan ahead.

Losing to PSG for 23-year-old Kylian Mbappe was a blow, and Real Madrid’s response to swing and failure could define the summer.

The Sporting News summarizes the major updates – all day, every day – below.


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Last updated: June 19 at 2:16 p.m. ET / 7:16 p.m. BST

Real Madrid ‘could put in place a deal for Jude Bellingham’

According Padlock Ser on June 14, Real Madrid could put in place a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham this year, but not for a permanent transfer this summer. With Real Madrid’s full roster for this season, Los Blancos would prefer a deal for next summer.

The report says that as the Madrid outfit have no more room for international players, the two clubs could reach an agreement which would see Los Blancos given a ‘preferred option’ for next summer. This would allow Madrid to secure Bellingham at a cheaper price should his performances impress this coming year, inflating his value.

It’s unclear what Dortmund’s motivation for the deal would be, as his inflated value would only benefit the German club, and an early deal would instead cap his value.

central defense backed up the Cadena Ser report with similar news on June 19, stating that Liverpool and Man United could present competition for the signing of Bellingham.

Mariano, Jovic on his way to Madrid?

With Real Madrid linked with a host of other incoming names, Los Blancos will have to whittle down the list to make room for any other arrivals. Two players who could be offloaded are forwards Mariano Diaz and Luka Jovic.

Mariano, who graduated from Real Madrid’s youth system but has never made significant noise for a first-team berth. Now the 28-year-old could leave the Bernabeu, Sevilla are interested, according to central defensealthough there are difficulties around a deal due to Mariano’s desire to see out the year remaining on his contract.

Jovic, meanwhile, arrived in the summer of 2019 from Eintracht Frankfurt for big money but was a serious disappointment. The 24-year-old is said to be a low-cost contender, with fabrice romano on June 17, reporting talks with Fiorentina over a loan.

Real Madrid take on Chelsea against Gabriel Slonina

‘Gaga’ Slonina was reportedly close to agreeing a £5m (€5.8m/$6.3m) move to Chelsea in March, but their advances were blocked due to the transfer embargo under which the Blues operated at the time.

Real Madrid have since seen a bid rejected for the Chicago Fire and the United States youth international, according to a report by

This created a stalemate between all parties, and despite Slonina’s agent Jaime Garcia’s confidence in a move to Madrid, Chelsea may have regained the lead.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims the Blues reacted quickly to Real Madrid’s offer, with a new €10m (£8.5m/$10.4m) set to be announced. be accepted for the 18-year-old player.

Luka Modric confirms Real Madrid extension

Real Madrid have finally confirmed a contract extension for veteran star Luka Modric in the Spanish capital.

The Croatian has declared his intention to sign another 12-month renewal at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu following his Champions League triumph in Paris.

Los Blancos have continued their policy of offering one-year contracts to players aged 30 and over as Modric continues to play with a view to leading Croatia to the World Cup in Qatar.

The former Spurs midfielder has made 436 appearances in all competitions since arriving in Spain in 2012, with three La Liga and five Champions League titles to his name.

Other Real Madrid transfer news

Date Player Publication New
June 15 Marco Asensio Mark Marco Asensio has only one year left on his
Madrid contract, but could be open to a
extension despite links elsewhere this summer
June 9 Reece James Daily Mail Real Madrid considering a move for the
Chelsea star, with Man City also watching
June 8 Dani Ceballos Mark The midfielder is considering a Madrid exit after
fall lower in the depth chart last season
and the arrival of Tchouameni
June 6 Rahim Sterling AS, The Express Man City have offered Raheem Sterling to
major European clubs including Real Madrid
with a prize of £50 million
May 25 Eden Hazard Het Laaste Nieuws Eden Hazard says he is unlikely to leave
Real Madrid this summer, loan or transfer
May 25 Raphael Leao Gazzetta dello Sport Real Madrid were linked with the £120m winger
after missing out on Mbappe, but Milan manager
Maldini considered Leao “untouchable”

Real Madrid summer transfer window 2022

Incoming players:

Date Player Position Age club Transfer/loan fees
June 2 Antonio Rudiger BC 29 chelsea Free transfer
June 14 Aurelien Tchouameni FM 22 monaco £68m + an additional £17m

Aurelien Tchouameni joins Madrid

Madrid confirmed in a statement on June 11 that French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni would be officially unveiled as a player on June 14, when he will undergo a final medical to seal his departure from Monaco.

The 22-year-old has signed a six-year contract at the Bernabeu.

Confirmation of the agreement with Antonio Rudiger

On June 2, Real Madrid finally announced the signing of German defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer from Chelsea. The talented 29-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with the club.

Absent players:

Date Player Position Age club Transfer/loan fees
June 30th Gareth Bale RW 32 outside the contract Free transfer
June 30th Marcello KG 34 outside the contract Free transfer
June 30th isco CAM 30 outside the contract Free transfer

Below is the updated Real Madrid first-team list. New additions during the Summer 2022 window are shown in bold:

Guardians (2): Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin

Defenders (7): Antonio Rudiger (CB) David Alaba (CB), Dani Carvajal (RB), Nacho Fernandez (CB), Miguel Gutierrez (LB), Ferland Mendy (LB), Eder Militao (CB), Lucas Vazquez (RB), Antonio Rudiger (CB), Marcelo (LB).

Midfielders (6): Eduardo Camavinga (CM), Casemiro (CM), Dani Ceballos (CM), Toni Kroos (CM), Luka Modric (CM), Federico Valverde (CM), Aurelin Tchouameni (CM), ISCO (CAM).

Forwards (7): Marco Asensio (AD), Karim Benzema (CF), Mariano Diaz (CF), Eden Hazard (AG), Luka Jovic (CF), Vinicius Junior (AG), Rodrygo (AD), Gareth Bale (AG).

CB = central defender; LB = rear left; RB = right back; CM = central midfielder; CAM = attacking midfielder; CF = centre-forward; LW = left wing; RW = right wing

Real Madrid’s current starting lineup, when fully healthy, currently looks like:

Real Madrid projected their starting XI (4-3-3, left to right): Courtois (GK) — Mendy, Rudiger, Militao, Carvajal — Kroos, Casemiro, Modric — Vinicius, Benzema, Rodrygo.

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