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Rodrygo explains how he chose Madrid over Barcelona




Rodrygo celebrating a goal (Photo by Getty images)

Real Madrid winger Rodrygo Silva de Goes has granted an interview with Brazilian media Globo Esporte. In the interview, the 22-year-old explains how he signed for Real Madrid despite almost nearly joining their Catalonian rivals.

The Brazilian recounted: “It was practically all going right with Barcelona, all that was left was to sign, and I asked my father: “Nothing from Real Madrid?” There were proposals from all the teams and nothing from Real. Then, I asked to wait for the weekend because we would have a game.”

“I went to the game and scored three goals, I gave an assist, we won 5-2, and during the game Real Madrid called my father and didn’t even have to make the proposal. They just asked if I wanted to go, and my father already knew my answer.”

“The next day, I was off, playing video games, I was with my mother and my father left in the morning without saying anything. In the late afternoon, he arrived in Santos, entered the house, passed me and my mother at the table without talking to anyone.”

“He went straight to my room and had a Madrid and a Barcelona shirt. He had already traveled to Barcelona’s facilities. He took both shirts, threw them on me and said, “Now, you choose.” I didn’t understand, but I had nothing to think about, it was Real Madrid.”

Rodrygo joined Real Madrid from Brazilian side Santos in 2019 for a reported 45 million euro fee. In 4 full seasons, he has won every available trophy for the Spanish giants.

He has played 52 games in 2023, scoring 18 times and assisting 10.


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