Jude Bellingham and James Maddison appear to have become the best of friends over the recent international break, and the Real Madrid star even has a new goal celebration thanks to the Spurs man.
James Maddison is proving to be incredibly influential on the pitch for his new club. Since joining Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, the playmaker has become the club’s vice-captain, and has forged a very fruitful partnership with Heung-min Son.
His goal against Fulham on Monday night – the first at home for the new Spurs man – took Maddison’s tally to three goals and five assists in the early days of his career in North London (Transfermarkt).
Maddison’s impressive form has helped him become a more regular fixture in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, too. And, while on international duty, he has clearly developed a good friendship with Real Madrid superstar, Jude Bellingham.
A report from the Daily Mail recently detailed how Maddison and Bellingham, along with Jack Grealish and Trent Alexander-Arnold, had hit the town after the win over Italy last week.
Bellingham’s goal celebration linked to Maddison
Perhaps that night out is where Bellingham’s new celebration came from. While the Madrid player has long opted for a more traditional arms outstretched celebration, he may have debuted a new move on social media recently.
The ‘Sheriffs’ celebration, akin to a salute, was showcased by Bellingham on Instagram this week, and prompted a response from Maddison doing the same action.
In Bellingham’s original post, he tagged Maddison, along with fellow England stars Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
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It’s great that Maddison is well and truly integrated into the England fold now, and deservedly getting more game time for the Three Lions. Hopefully, if he is becoming such good friends with Jude Bellingham, he can persuade him to join the Spurs revolution.