Rodrygo Goes started last season behind Bale, Hazard, Asensio and Vinicius and finished it ready to enter the club of 1,000 million euros, the group of young strategic footballers for Real Madrid, who wear that amount as a release clause. termination, and with which the club builds the team of the future.
The Brazilian has just completed the last stretch that separated him from that status: according to sources close to the negotiation, the footballer has closed with Madrid the extension of his contract until 2028, with a significantly higher salary than the around three million that charged, and with a purchase price almost five times higher than the one that allowed Paris Saint-Germain to get Neymar Junior out of Barcelona.
The new contract is only pending final signature.
The 21-year-old striker signed an agreement with the white club in June 2018 that was still in force and that expired in 2025. Then, Real Madrid paid Santos 45 million euros, when the player was only 17 years old and not even he could not even move to Spain.
Rodrygo arrived in Valdebebas in July 2019, already 18. He completed the pre-season with the first team and began the course assigned to Castilla.
Although Zidane recruited him soon, and his idyll with the Champions League also began very soon: in his second game, in November, he scored three goals against Galatasaray.
Since then, he alternated great nights with gaps and Zidane even sent him to play against Castilla in February 2020, just three months later.
This last season was also slow to take off.
Towards the end of the winter, even the option of a possible transfer was open and even his agent received a substantial offer from a Premier club for a possible transfer.
However, the Champions League catapulted him again.
In the rawest moments of the crazy comebacks in the Bernabéu qualifiers, Rodrygo emerged as the switch of the unusual.
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In the second leg of the quarterfinal against Chelsea, the Brazilian scored 1-3, the goal that sent the game to extra time, where Madrid ended up getting rid of the English club.
In the semi-final second leg, in an even more limiting situation, with time almost up, he scored twice against Manchester City in just 89 seconds with time almost up.
He sent another match to extra time, where Benzema closed the ticket for the final with a penalty that was given to him after receiving a pass from the Brazilian in the area.
On the return trip from Paris, with the fourteenth Orejona on board, Eden Hazard, one of those advanced by Rodrygo, took the microphone for a brief speech and attributed the victory in the Champions League to Thibaut Courtois' saves and goals to the limit of the Brazilian.
Another of those surpassed by the Brazilian, Marco Asensio, who changed his representative a few months ago to work with Jorge Mendes, is considering leaving Madrid this summer in search of the minutes that will help him to be able to be in the Qatar World Cup that begins in november.
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