Jude Bellingham have been one of the standout signings of the summer for Real Madrid and he came into the club with massive expectations. And it would be fair to say that the young Englishman has lived up it with sheer class.
He came to Real Madrid from Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund for €133m including add ons. Birmingham also received €6m due to their sell on clause in Bellingham's contract. Bellingham was given the no. 5 jersey in order to pay homage to Zinedine Zidane, a Real Madrid legend in himself.
Without a proper no. 9 in the team, Bellingham has been given the permission to go forward with as much authority as he wants and up until now it has worked out pretty well for him. He has scored four goals in his first three league appearances and he's making things look very easy at the moment.
The previous record of scoring in the first three league games of the season for Real Madrid belonged to a certain someone named Cristiano Ronaldo. He set this record in 2009 and for over a decade it remained unparalleled but now it belongs to Jude Bellingham.
If he manage to score in his next match, he would go on to make a new record and continue his dream start to his Real Madrid career. And no one should be surprised if he do does it, considering the form that he's in.
In his first match against Athletic Bilbao he scored a great half volley shot which marked his first goal in a competitive debut for Real Madrid. He looked to have settle in well alongside Kross and Modric in the midfield position.
The second match was a level up from the first one. He scored two goals in that match and also assisted Vini's first goal of the season, a proper man of the match performance which led Madrid to a 3-1 victory.
The match against Celta Vigo was hard but Bellingham again came to Madrid's rescue and scored a 81st minute winner. He has contributed in more than half of Madrid's goal contribution which is an extraordinary record considering he's still in his early 20s.
Speaking after Real Madrid's win over Celta, head coach Carlo Ancelotti said, "Bellingham is doing very well, he keeps scoring and contributing to the team. Vinicius had a niggle in the first half and we changed him. We'll see what it is in the next few hours, it looks like some discomfort in the muscle in his leg."
Pointing out the former Durtmund star's qualities, he said, "Goals aren't his biggest quality but he's doing well. He is good off the ball, he's intelligent and his timing is good. He's got a lot of ability on the edge of the area."
He's also showing great leadership qualities on the pitch inspite of having great leaders and role models in the team. It feels like he's made to take over the arm band and lead the team into the gates of glory. Real Madrid have signed an amazing talent and if he keeps on going like this, he'll become one of the greatest midfielders of all time in Madrid colours.
His quality of being present in the box is extraordinary, considering he's a central midfielder. When Ancelotti said that Bellingham is gonna be among the goals and is also somewhat of a slight replacement to Benzema, every frowned. But after his recent performances for the Los Blancos, no one's doubting Bellingham's quality anymore.