Barcelona & Real Madrid want the same 17-year-old Brazilian Rodrygo star with €50m release clause

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Rodrygo Goes in action for Santos
  • According to Spanish paper AS Marca, Real Madrid are ready to battle it out with Barcelona this summer
  • The two European giants are interested in signing 17-year-old Brazil kid Rodrygo Goes from Neymar’s former club Santos
  • After the departure of Zidane, Real Madrid are looking to overhaul their squad and in bring in fresh blood 

After their 3rd Champions League triumph, Real Madrid are set to go through a squad revamp this summer with quite a host big-name players linked with the club. With the rise of the likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino and Fred, Brazil has become the talent pool from where most of the big European clubs are looking to get players from and it won’t be surprising to see Madrid focussing on this region over the next few months.

Real Madrid making sure they don’t lose out to Barcelona this time

In latest Real Madrid transfer news, the 13-time UEFA Champions League winners have assigned two delegates to be stationed in Brazil and broker a deal with Rodrygo Goes, Santos forward, before Barcelona swoop in and high-jack the deal.

It was only last year that former Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane Vinicius from Flamengo for 40 million euros. However, the 17-year-old forward will only be allowed to make his international transfer once he turns 18, a scenario which will be exactly same for Rodrygo, if he does sign on the dotted line for the Los Blancos.

Rodrygo ready to flourish in Spain after impressing the world from Brazil

Rodrygo Goes has been in the news recently following his 9-minute hat-trick for Neymar’s former club Santos recently with whom he had signed a professional contract just 6 months back. The contract with Santos also contains a release clause of ‎€50m, which Real Madrid will be happy to active once the player agrees on personal terms.

According to Spanish newspaper, AS Marca, Real Madrid have already informed Santos and Rodrygo about their interest in him but are fearful of Barcelona hijacking the deal just like when Neymar was setting himself to move to Europe.

Barcelona are much interested in the teenager and are ready to battle it out with arch-rivals Real Madrid over the next few months in order to secure their desired signing.

The Real Madrid latest news also indicates towards a possible arrival of Neymar himself from PSG this summer, with reports citing the forward is not happy in Paris and will be willing to move back to Spain. However, these are still speculation but one thing that is for sure is that with Zidane and new manager yet to be announced by Florentino Perez, the summer is going to be a fairly busy one for the Spanish capital club with concern to Real Madrid transfer news, especially if they wanna have any hopes of regaining the La Liga title from the grasp of Barcelona.

The young Rodrygo has been on the radar of both the Spanish giants for quite some time and now the time has come for a battle of the field between the two sets of management as they look to sign the next wunderkind from Brazil. During the next 2-3 months, we will be covering Real Madrid transfer news and Barcelona transfer news extensively especially with new targets emerging every passing week and the landscape of transfer business changing at an astonishing rate.

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WATCH: Rodrygo Goes scoring a 9-minute hat-trick for Brazilian club Santos


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