Real Madrid have opened their chequebook for the first time this summer – by spending a whopping €45 million on an unknown Brazilian teenager.
Rodrygo Goes is a 17-year-old striker who currently plays for Santos in his homeland but he’ll soon be heading for La Liga as one of the most expensive teenagers of all-time.
Rodrygo has been earmarked as a potential superstar for some time now, and had previously been linked with a big-money move to Barcelona, but Spanish newspaper Marca have confirmed that Real have agreed a fee for his services.
The exciting forward will stay in Brazil until he turns 18 next January, and then he’ll meet up with Cristiano Ronaldo and co at the Bernabeu for the second-half of the 2018/19 campaign.
The Rodrygo deal is similar to Los Blancos’ move for Vinicius Junior from Flamengo for the same total fee. Though Vinicius had been widely expected to also move when he turned 18, AS has reported that he may well end up moving to the club this July.
What do you think of Madrid’s new policy of snapping up South American teenagers for pretty huge fees?