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Ex-Birmingham boss Clotet: Bellingham can be Real Madrid wild card

Birmingham City's former Spanish manager Pep Clotet can see Jude Bellingham succeeding with Real Madrid.

Bellingham, who left Brum for Borussia Dortmund over 18 months ago, is being linked with Real Madrid.

Clotet told AS: "Jude is a very complete player, he plays very well in attack, in defence... He is a strong player who, despite his age, has experience in the Champions League and the national team. He is so dynamic that he can be a wild card for the Real Madrid game.

"Defensively he is very involved and offensively he always arrives. He covers a lot of ground and is a very focused guy with a lot of concern about stealing up and down fast. It is difficult to classify him because despite being young it is not easy to see his ceiling.

"He has always stood out, he has an ambition and maturity far ahead of his age. He can contribute everything that is asked of him because he fits many profiles."

He added: "It is true that signing for Madrid are big words, but he has adapted very well to German football. He is very intelligent and I see him with that ambition to win and succeed. When you meet him you see that he has that healthy and innate competitiveness to help. He is so focused on this football that he can adapt to different leagues. It is true that LaLiga is different from the other leagues in Northern Europe, but Bellingham is also different from the rest."

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