Real Madrid voice worries on Jude Bellingham's form - report

  • Real Madrid concerned over Jude Bellingham's form after a poor performance against Man City
  • Bellingham moved to Madrid from Borussia Dortmund in the summer
  • The 20-year-old has only scored three goals so far in 2024
Bellingham's form has plummeted
Bellingham's form has plummeted / David Ramos/GettyImages

Real Madrid have voiced concerns over Jude Bellingham's form after the 20-year-old gave a disappointing performance against Manchester City in the Champions League.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a successful season at the Bernabeu so far, scoring 20 goals in 33 appearances. However, his hot streak has slowed of late, netting just three times so far in 2024.

Reports from SPORT claim worry is starting to build for Madrid after paying a sum of €103m (£88.5m) for Bellingham in the summer, with the player looking tired in recent performances.

Madrid fear Bellingham is physically fatigued and, while he continues to be a key player in the La Liga squad, his form came to light during the Champions League quarter-final first leg as Madrid took a draw in a thrilling 3-3 match against treble winners City.

Carlo Ancelotti
Ancelotti may be worried about Bellingham / David Ramos/GettyImages

The midfielder seemed to struggle holding his composure against the Premier League side, growing visibly frustrated with the referee. He was positioned in a number 10 role just behind Vinicius Junior, but proved no threat to City who were able to shut him down with ease.

Phil Foden made light work of Madrid with a stunning strike from distance, prompting further debate over whether he or Bellingham should play in an advanced role for England ahead of Euro 2024.

Bellingham did make it through the fixture without picking up a yellow card though, after being one of four Madrid players who were a booking away from missing the second leg at the Etihad.

Madrid return to action on Saturday when they face Mallorca before travelling to Manchester to take on Pep Guardiola's side again.