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Real Madrid complete £40million signing of Brazilian wonderkid

Brazil's teenage sensation has followed in the footsteps of many footballing greats by going to Spain from Santos

BRAZILIAN wonderkid Rodrygo has signed for Real Madrid in a £40million deal.

The 18-year-old — whose full name is Rodrygo Silva de Goes — will join up with the European champions next summer, the club confirmed on Friday afternoon. 

Brazilian teenage sensation Rodrygo has reportedly signed for Real MadridAccording to globo.com, Rodrygo has signed a seven-year deal at the Bernabeu after Real convinced Santos to lower his £44m release clause.

The Santos alumni includes Pele, Dunga, Neymar, Robinho and Ze Roberto, with Rodrygo looking to follow a similar path.


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And he has a lot to live up to.

The reported £40m fee for Rodrygo would put him among the most expensive teenagers in world football.

Real are said to have paid £40m for 18-year-old Rodrygo

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Real are said to have paid £40m for 18-year-old Rodrygo

Rodygo could follow in the footsteps of a very successful Santos alumni

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Rodygo could follow in the footsteps of a very successful Santos alumni

Meanwhile, Real’s Brazilian theme continues as they have reportedly agreed a deal with Roma No1 Alisson.


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Brazil’s first-choice goalkeeper was a target for Liverpool but new Real boss Julen Lopetegui looks set to have options when he meets up with his new squad.

Lopetegui, 51, was appointed Real’s head coach on Tuesday and sacked by Spain the following day.

He was due to take charge of the national team for the World Cup in Russia.

Instead, he was unveiled by Real at the Bernabeu on Thursday.

He said: “Together, we want to try and win everything. From there, I just want to say thanks to everyone. I feel part of the Real Madrid family.

“And yesterday, after the death of my mother, was the saddest of my life. But today is the happiest day of my life.”

Julen Lopetegui was unveiled as the new manager of Real Madrid on Thursday

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Julen Lopetegui was unveiled as the new manager of Real Madrid on Thursday

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