Spanish Giants Real Madrid are now close to officially announcing the signing of Brazilian prodigy Rodrygo after completing a €45m transfer for the teenage striker, according to reports.
Rodrygo, 17, has been one of many South Americain talents linked with big money moves to Europe this summer but is now set to link up with his compatriot Vinícius Júnior in the Spanish capital.
A deal for Rodrygo was initially expected to be announced on Tuesday, with delays over the transfer proving to be a cause for concern for some fans.
But the player’s agent Nick Arcuri confirmed that an official announcement had only been held up due to a document that needed to be signed by all of Santos’ 10 board members – including club president José Carlos Peres.
“There haven’t been any issues, this was simply due to the fact that everyone on the managing board had to sign,” Arcuri told Marca.
Rodrygo will join Real Madrid next summer after he turns 18, due to FIFA regulations on transfers of underage players