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Rodrygo’s agent reveals Barcelona tried to sign him but he chose Real Madrid

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Vasco da Gama v Santos - Brasileirao Series A 2018 Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Brazilian wonder kid Rodrygo Goes will officially become a Real Madrid player next summer, even though the club announced his signing months ago. He will soon join Vinicius Junior in the Spanish capital and so far it looks like Rodrygo has the potential to become a key player for Madrid.

Now, his agent has revealed that FC Barcelona were interested in his signing as well.

“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,” said Nick Arcuri to AS.

Rodrygo still lacks the experience to contribute for Madrid on a consistent basis next season. He’s still very young and it’s clear that Madrid will not try to rush his development.

“He’s a very young player who has big room for improvement. 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.

Real Madrid have placed a lot of faith in both Rodrygo and Vinicius and Arcuri believes those two players can work together.

“For sure I think they can play together. 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,” concluded Arcuri.