Fans hail Jude Bellingham as ‘future captain’ after incredible gesture for Kepa on Real Madrid debut

FANS have hailed Jude Bellingham as a “future captain” of Real Madrid and England after his incredible gesture for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The midfielder joined the LaLiga giants in the summer in a big-money move from Borussia Dortmund and is already becoming a key player for the club.


Jude Bellingham ushered Kepa Arrizabalaga towards the Real Madrid fans after he made his debutCredit: Getty
Bellingham had scored the winner for Madrid against Celta Vigo


Bellingham had scored the winner for Madrid against Celta VigoCredit: Getty

Bellingham, 20, has started his Real Madrid career in electric fashion, having scored four goals and picked up one assist in his first three games.

While being priased for his performances on the pitch, the former Birmingham City prospect has also shown his leadership qualities.

After scoring the winner in Madrid’s 1-0 win over Celta Vigo, Bellingham and Arrizabalaga, 28, went over to the travelling fans.

And Bellingham pointed to the on-loan shot-stopper and pushed him towards the fans after he made his debut for the club.

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Arrizabalaga joined Madrid on a temporary deal from Chelsea after Thibaut Courtois suffered an ACL injury.

And fans loved seeing the England international gesture to the goalkeeper as they praised him on social media.

One Tweeted: “Born leader.”

A second commented: “Leader mentality.”


A third wrote: “Jude Bellingham already showing future captain characteristics.”

A fourth said: “He has to be the next England captain once [Harry] Kane calls it a day star player and leader at the biggest club in world football.”

A fifth added: “Jude is only 20 and already exhibits world star player qualities.”

The win for Madrid leaves them top of the LaLiga table with a perfect record of three wins from three games.

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