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Real Madrid agree deal with Santos for Rodrygo

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Real Madrid have announced the signing of wonderkid Rodrygo from Santos for an undisclosed fee.

Rodrygo, 17, won’t join up with Los Blancos until the end of the 2018/19 season, giving him another season in South America to further his development.

Rodrygo looks set to follow in the footsteps of compatriot Vinicius Junior in moving to the Bernabeu, and while Santos have failed to announce any specific fee for their player, they have confirmed that the youngster’s departure earns them more money in one transaction that they’ve ever received before.

On the back of earning an outrageous amount of money for their teenager, Santos have thanked both Los Blancos and Rodrygo’s family over the way in which the move has gone.

“Santos FC is grateful for the attitude and professionalism of Real Madrid CF in every process,” the statement reads, “as well as the family and representatives of the athlete who have sought a transparent and very good negotiation for all parties.

Rodrygo has played 31 games for the Santos first team, scoring nine goals, while he broke into Brazil’s Under-20s team earlier this year.

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