Rodrygo Goes, Unveiled: Following Neymar and Vinicius Steps

Rodrygo Goes, Unveiled: Following Neymar and Vinicius Steps


Rodrygo Goes lived the best day in his football career when he was unveiled as a new Real Madrid player at Santiago Bernabéu with Florentino Pérez and many journalists. One year after the signing of his contract after a negotiation of “20 minutes”, as the player confirmed, Rodrygo arrived to the Spanish capital to be in the squad and try to fight for a position in the starting eleven.

He can follow Vinicius Junior steps, who grew a lot during the last season until becoming an important player in the squad. “Here the pressure is much higher, Vinicius told me that I need to be patient. I’m very young and I need to be patient. Things will go on in a natural way”, Rodrygo said in the press conference, admitting that he spoke with Vinicius after he signed for Los Blancos.

Rodrygo doesn’t want to be compared to anybody, but his idols are Neymar and Robinho: “I’m a fast striker, like Robinho or Neymar. I identify myself a little bit with them”. However, the Brazilian player said that he prefers to play in the wings, where he would fight with Vinicius or Hazard for a spot in the starting eleven.

Real Madrid paid around €60M to Santos to get one of the best young players in Brazil after Juni Calafat reports. Los Blancos continued with their policy of signing youngsters because the market value is totally crazy. Vinicius Junior was the first step and Rodrygo will be the second, although we don’t know yet if he will play in the first squad or in Castilla because he is still very young.

Rodrygo told the journalists that he didn’t hesitate to sign with Los Blancos: “I think that everybody who knows me know that I always dream about Real Madrid and my father always told me that I will play with Real Madrid”. His father wasn’t and he will train together with Hazard and Zinedine Zidane.