Wonderkid Rodrygo turned down an offer from Barcelona to join ‘dream’ club Real Madrid, the player’s agent has claimed.The 17-year-old, who will turn 18 in the New Year, is scheduled to complete his €45million switch from Santos next summer but could see it brought forward.And his representative has revealed the starlet could have joined Real’s rivals instead but opted to move to the Spanish capital. Latest Football Stories Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED shining no dice MONEY REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REPLY Santos starlet Rodrygo is heading to Real Madrid. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE Getty Real already have one talented young Brazilian on their book in Vinicius Junior, and the representative also believes they can complement each other rather than hinder each other’s progress.“For sure I think they can play together,” Arcuri continued. “They can play for each other, both of them are young and have a special talent which can help Madrid for a very long time.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars “Madrid reached an agreement with Santos before any other team because Rodrygo always dreamed of playing for Madrid. Barcelona and other clubs also wanted him, but he listened to Real Madrid’s offer and he didn’t hesitate,” Nick Arcuri told AS.And while speaking about the young talent, Arcuri believes he’s got huge potential and will be able to adapt to the rigours of European football.“He’s a very young player who has big room for improvement,” he added.“Ever since he made his debut with Santos’ first team he has improved, especially as a person. He knows how to adapt to every new situation and those who know him know that he will always give his very best,” added Rodrygo’s agent.
12 June 2021
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