Described as a Neymar and Robinho hybrid, the highly talented Santos star Rodrygo is widely regarded as one of the most gifted footballer to emerge in Brazil in recent years.
The flamboyant 17-year-old has been causing quite the ripples in Europe with many a continent’s top club said to be keeping a close eye on him.
Rodrygo’s father and agent, Eric Batista de Goes, recently took his son to Barcelona to meet with the Camp Nou officials and get a tour of the club’s facilities. The Catalans even approached Santos and got a reply that the player will not be leaving his current club for anything less than the amount stated in his release clause – €50 million.
Such a hefty fee would see him leapfrog the amount Real Madrid forked out to grab Vinicius Junior last summer.
Rodrygo is under contract that runs until 2022.