Real Madrid have continued building for a bright future and have secured the signature of highly-rated Gremio Novorizontino wonderkid Rodrigo.
Real Madrid look like a club on a mission – the mission to build the squad for the future to dominate the next decade and more. And they have continued gathering precious gems from all around the world to fulfil that need. According to Spanish publication Marca, Los Blancos are set to sign Brazilian wonderkid Rodrigo.
The Gremio Novorizontino player is currently in Spain and has been shown around Valdebebas. The 17-year-old has passed a medical as well and the agreement is set to be finalised – an agreement with both the player and the club that will see the player move to Real Madrid from the Brazilian outfit.
MARCA: Real Madrid to close the signing of Gremio’s Rodrigo Antonio Rodrigues (17) in the coming hours, subject to medical. pic.twitter.com/df2abmnWbt
— RMadrid Edition (@RMadridEdition) September 13, 2017
However, like Vinicius Jr., the player cannot move to Real Madrid until he attains the age of majority – 18, according to the Brazilian regulations. Rodrigo is set to turn 18 in April, 2018 and will likely join the club next summer alongside compatriot Vinicius Jr.
Rodrigo Antonio Rodriguez is one of the hottest teen prospects back in Brazil. The player has been in sensational form and recently displayed the same while taking part in an Under-17 event at Madrid for Palmeiras – Novorizontino had loaned the player to Palmeiras for the tournament.
Despite his growing stature though, the player has been left out of the national squad traveling to India to take part in the Under-17 World Cup – a decision the report hints has been taken due to the player not representing one of the bigger clubs in Brazil, which led to him not being in limelight as much as his other fabled counterparts.
Nevertheless, Rodrigo will be ecstatic to have secured a move to Real Madrid – a club almost every player dreams of playing for one day. The player will most likely be a part of the Castilla – Real Madrid’s B squad that plies their trade in La Liga B or Liga Segunda.
However, Real Madrid seem like they are getting their business done the right way. All of their recent arrivals have been youngsters and the squad seems like one that can dominate the league and Europe, possibly, for the foreseeable future.
Rodrigo, meanwhile, will hope to be an integral part of the club’s future – something that will depend on how he develops when he arrives at the club.