Rodrygo Goes ‘will be among the best in the world’

Future Real Madrid forward Rodrygo Goes will develop into one of the best players in the world, the president of his current club Santos has claimed.

The 18-year-old has starred with Santos in his native Brazil but is due to join Madrid this year after the two club’s struck a €45m deal in 2018.

Rodrygo has made 67 first-team appearances for Santos despite his youth and starred in the South American Under-20 Championship in January.

“Rodrygo will be one of the best in the world, it was a great investment by Real Madrid and they were not wrong,” Jose Carlos Peres told Diario AS.

“He is a player that I would like him to continue here longer but I absolutely respect this next step of our athlete and I wish him much success in his work in Spain.

“If the opportunity exists I will strive to keep him a little bit longer with us.”

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