Bellingham to apply for Irish citizenship.

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Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham is applying for Irish citizenship in order to qualify for the Whites EU quota football.

Marca reported on Saturday that 20-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham is working to apply for Irish citizenship. Following his grandmother in order to exercise his rights as an EU player for Real Madrid. 

Bellingham moved from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid this summer for an initial fee of 103 million euros. The kingdom lost the right to work and live in the EU without a visa. While Bellingham became a non-EU player for the white team. Which according to La Liga rules, each club can have a non-EU player. U can have 5 players and will only be able to field 3 players per game. UFABET

So Bellingham sought to resolve the issue by applying for Irish citizenship after his grandmother. That would allow the 20-year-old to return to Real Madrid as an EU player. Giving the Whites the opportunity to sign additional non-EU players in the future.

He is currently Real Madrid’s only player outside of the EU quota. behind Brazil trio Rodrigo Goes, Vinicius Junior and Eder Militao. Acquired additional Spanish citizenship previously. 

Bellingham became Madrid’s second-most expensive signing after Eden Hazard. Who moved from Chelsea in 2019 for €115m, becoming the most expensive young player 3rd in the history of football