JUDE BELLINGHAM fandom reaches new levels in Spain.
The England star has made a sensational start to his Real Madrid career since joining from Borussia Dortmund in the summer for a fee of £115million.
Bellingham, 20, helps fill the void left by striker Karim Benzema, who left for Saudi Arabia this summer.
The midfielder scored an impressive ten goals and provided three assists in his first ten games for the club.
That makes his tally even more than Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally in Real Madrid’s first ten games.
The 38-year-old Ronaldo also scored 10 goals but only contributed 2 assists.
Bellingham recently scored a sensational solo goal against Napoli in the Champions League.
Given the opposition, his insane dribbling and shooting will inevitably draw comparisons to the late great Diego Maradona.
In Spain, Bellingham was also beloved by Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein.
The former Birmingham starlet has been subject to comparisons after a picture emerged of him sticking out his tongue as he prepared for a stunning goal against Napoli.
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Many action shots of Jordan during his heyday with the Chicago Bulls also showed him sticking his tongue out.
One of Einstein’s iconic photos shows the German physicist sticking out his tongue.
According to BBC Science, sticking your tongue out can actually help you focus.
That’s because your brain is usually occupied by your tongue (a huge muscle), specifically making sure it doesn’t get bitten or choked on.
So by sticking to it, your brain is less occupied with it, which can help you focus.
Bellingham is currently coaching in England.
He is likely to feature in the Three Lions’ friendly against Australia at Wembley on Friday night.
Manager Southgate has been talking about his star players.
Asked whether Bellingham could now be considered the best player in the world, Southgate said: “It’s not a stupid question.
“I haven’t met everyone and everyone is learning to play. All I can say is that he is at one of the biggest clubs in the world – arguably the biggest – and he is playing extremely well.
“He’s their match-winner at the moment, so he’s in a really good position.”