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Real Madrid-bound teenager bids Santos emotional goodbye

18-year-old Rodrygo Goes has said goodbye to the Brazilian club.

Rodrygo Goes (file pic).
Rodrygo Goes (file pic).
Image: Imago/PA Images

RODRYGO GOES BID an emotional farewell to Santos ahead of joining up with Real Madrid.

The Brazilian teenager signed for Madrid in June 2018, with Los Blancos paying a reported €45 million for him, but remained at Santos for another year.

Rodrygo has not played since May due to a dispute between Santos and the Brazilian Football Confederation, although he was present at Wednesday’s 1-0 win against Corinthians.

The 18-year-old was given a shirt with the number 82 to mark the amount of games he played for Santos and was visibly emotional as a video tribute was played on big screens.

Rodrygo joins a major squad rebuild at Madrid, who have signed Eden Hazard, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Luka Jovic to boost Zinedine Zidane’s options.

“I will not say much, I do not like crying in front of everybody,” Rodrygo told reporters ahead of the Corinthians game.

“I’m very emotional and I want to say to every Santos supporter that I’m going to miss it so much and I’m always going to take Santos in my heart.”

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