Actual Madrid’s new 45 million euro (£40 million) signing Rodrygo is conscious of the large competitors for locations and stated on Tuesday that he was ready to spend time within the reserves as he beds into his new environment.
Rodrygo, 18, agreed to hitch Madrid final yr shortly after breaking into the primary workforce at Santos, the Brazilian membership that produced Pele and Neymar.
Final yr he grew to become the youngest participant to attain within the Copa Libertadores, South America’s equal of Europe’s Champions League, lacking faculty to internet for Santos towards Uruguayan aspect Nacional.
Rodrygo joins Madrid a yr after fellow Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr moved to the Spanish capital, storming into the primary workforce after spending his first few months with Actual’s reserve aspect Castilla within the third tier of Spanish soccer.
Madrid’s newest arrival stated he was ready to do the identical.
“Madrid will at all times have one of the best gamers on the earth and I’m able to do regardless of the membership desires, to play within the first workforce or Castilla,” Rodrygo stated at his presentation at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
“Right here the stress is greater than anyplace else and Vinicius has informed me that I’ve to be affected person. However I’m younger and I can be. Issues are going to develop naturally.”
Rodrygo is the fifth participant to hitch Madrid within the shut season as a part of an bold squad rebuild that has already price greater than 300 million euros.
Actual wish to make amends for a woeful final marketing campaign wherein they completed an unprecedented 19 factors adrift of La Liga champions Barcelona.
Coach Zinedine Zidane has signed Brazilian defender Eder Militao for 50 million euros, Serbian striker Luka Jovic for 60 million, French proper again Ferland Mendy for 48 million and Belgian ahead Eden Hazard for 100 million.
Rodrygo stated he didn’t anticipate his first season at Madrid to be plain crusing however was excited to be becoming a member of the 13-times European champions.
“I’m in my first season in Europe and there may be troublesome moments however I’m ready for that and I’m positive I’m going to have loads of completely satisfied moments,” he added.
“I at all times informed my dad that someday I used to be going to play for Madrid, I informed my brokers this and the deal was accomplished in 20 minutes.”