Barcelona sound as though they have some pretty stiff competition in the hunt for Santos starlet Rodrygo.
The club have been linked with a move for the teenager although in recent days speculation has suggested that Real Madrid are close to a deal.
Santos president Jose Carlos Peres has now given an update on the situation and admits they will lose him if anyone opts to pay his release clause.
“There is no agreement for Rodrygo,” he said. “We have various proposals... PSG Madrid. Barca... They can bring the money of his clause. They must pay €40m to Santos or nothing else. That is the path we are on.
”They [the media] can talk about a billion euros if they want. Unfortunately Rodrygo can leave for only 50 million [euros], a quantity which will allow Santos to breathe, and have a stronger team. I am not saying he must be sold, only that there are offers. If clubs come and pay his clause, we are obliged to let him leave.”
Source | ESPN
Peres’ words are a little bit confusing but Rodrygo’s release clause is said to be €45 million. The 17-year-old is a really exciting talent and it looks as though he might be on his way soon.