Real Madrid are reportedly set to sign Brazilian wonderkid Augusto Galvan after Sao Paulo accepted Los Blancos’ €3 million offer for the prodigy
Brazilian publication Globoesporte have claimed that Real Madrid are set to complete the purchase of Augusto Galvan. Sao Paulo have accepted a €3 million offer for the wonderkid and barring other minute details, the player is set to join the Spanish heavyweights in the summer.
Real Madrid were linked to the player back in December and it looks like they have finally moved to secure the future of the player with them. As per the report, Sao Paulo will receive €1 million upfront with the rest of the fee to be paid out in terms of performance-based payments.
The player’s contract is due to expire on March 25 and since Brazilian players cannot sign a European contract before attaining majority, Galvan is expected to arrive at Santiago Bernabeu some time in March, when he turns 18, to negotiate his contract.
Galvan is expected to be part of the Real Madrid Castilla side for the initial days and could make the grade to the senior team, if and when he manages to catch the eye of Zinedine Zidane, in training or with his displays for the Castilla side.
DONE DEAL – Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign São Paulo jewel Augusto Galvan (17). The midfielder will cost a total of €3M. pic.twitter.com/PImKbX5aLQ
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats2) February 24, 2017
Galvan is a pure number 10 and has immense talent as is visible from his displays while representing Brazil at various youth levels, especially at the under-17 World Cup in 2015. The agreement will be beneficial for all the three parties.
Sao Paulo would have potentially lost the player for free if the player had taken the decision to leave after the expiry of his deal. The Brazilian outfit have done well to receive the amount they are speculated to be receiving from Real Madrid.
Los Blancos, on the other hand, secure the future of a talent like Galvan with them for a measly fee compared to what the other talents are starting to cost in the presently inflated market. Galvan, on the other hand, will have access to world-class facilities and the prospect of making it at one of the biggest stages of the footballing world.
Add to that the level of teammates that he will be training with, which could aid Galvan’s growth and development. It will be intriguing to see how Galvan develops at Los Blancos and if he indeed makes the grade at Santiago Bernabeu.
Playing for Real Madrid is the stuff of dreams for several of the players starting out their professional careers. And it seems Galvan is set to live it, that too, at the very beginning of his footballing journey.