Presentation of Rodrygo at the Santiago Bernabéu

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NEWS | 06/18/2019 | Javier García | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba / Helios de la Rubia

"One of those prodigious youngsters arrives at Real Madrid, a player who provokes admiration for his game and his way of understanding football," said Florentino Pérez.

Rodrygo Goes was introduced as a new player of the Real Madrid in the box of honor of Santiago Bernabeu. The striker, 18, joins the white club after dazzling in Brazilian football. The act started with the screening of a video with the best images of the player. Next, the president Florentino Pérez he welcomed him: "We are going to continue working to incorporate to our staff soccer talents that dream of triumphing with our shirt, special talents to face this new time of very high competition".

"Our history has been based on pioneering sports, social and economic management, which has allowed us to have the best players in the world, the best Spanish players and a quarry that we have always been proud of. Our strategy is and has been the search for emerging talent. A strategy that we firmly believe in and that involves incorporating young people with an extraordinary present and future and who dream of marking an era ".

Young talent

"Today it reaches Real Madrid one of these prodigious young people. A footballer who already causes admiration for his game, his way of understanding football and his career, despite his youth, in a country where the demand and taste for football is practically a philosophy of life. He has dreamed of this moment since he started growing with a ball. Today we welcome as a new player of Real Madrid to Rodrygo Goes"

Rodrygo: "I hope to give you a lot of joy".

"You arrive at Real Madrid coming from a country like Brazil where football is the great passion. You have formed in a club like Santos, which, for those of us who love football, is synonymous with great legend. There you have managed to star in some difficult milestones. You made your debut with the first team with only 16 years old and with 17 you became the youngest Brazilian to score a goal in the Copa Libertadores. You have already played 82 games with that legendary Santos jersey. "

"But now you face the challenge that you yourself have chosen. You come to a club you love, to a stadium Santiago Bernabeu that has already moved you and that will support you to be happy. Here triumphs await you with work, sacrifice and humility. The fans of this club will be by your side and will give you everything to make you succeed and make history here. But you must also know the maximum requirement of our club. Dear Rodrygo, welcome to your house".

Rodrygo: "Thanks to the president for his trust and the fans for their love"

"Good afternoon everyone. I am studying Spanish and I will try to speak in Spanish. I thank God in the first place for what he has done for my family and for me. Thanks to all my family and to the people who have been with me all this time. Thank you, President for the trust placed in my work and thanks to the fans of Real Madrid for the love received. I hope to give you all a lot of joy. Go Madrid!".

Contract signature

Before the presentation, Rodrygo He signed his new contract in the stadium boardroom accompanied by Florentino Pérez. After the signing, the Brazilian forward received a watch, a replica of the Santiago Bernabeu and a shirt with his name.

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