Real Madrid Agree €45 Million Deal For Brazilian Wonderkid
Real Madrid might not have a manager right now after Zinedine Zidane left following his third Champions League win in a row but the Spanish giants aren't letting that stop them beating rivals Barcelona to a signing.
Real Madrid are well known for being the Galacticos. President Florentino Perez has twice overseen a generation of signing the biggest names for the biggest money just because he could.
The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and David Beckham were brought in the first time whilst Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka have been part of the second wave in his second spell as president of the club.
Real did miss out on one huge Galactico in recent years though to their fierce rivals Barcelona and it was PSG forward Neymar who Perez is reportedly obsessed with trying to sign.
That's probably why they're now so quick to snap up the best of young talent, especially when it comes from Brazil.
Last summer they agreed a move to sign Vinícius Júnior from Flamengo and now they've agreed to sign another youngster.
According to Marca Los Blancos have agreed a €45 million. deal for Santos forward Rodrygo.
Take a look at this similar move from Neymar and Rodrygo. pic.twitter.com/G3Bt4ZK1nW- A. (@ElPrincipe6_) June 7, 2018
The Santos forward is only 17 years old and was being watched by Barcelona although the Catalans relationship with Santos is fractured after the Neymar deal and might have scupured their chances.
Santos were trying to get the teenager to sign a new deal and increase his release clause but Real have managed to sign him before that was possible, although he won't be able to join Los Blancos before he turns 18 in January.
Vinicius Junior turns 18 in July when he will join up with his new team for the same price that Rodrygo is set to cost the La Liga side.
Will the Brazilian teenagers become Galacticos?