Rodrygo and Barca representatives meet in Barcelona

The agent of Rodrygo, his father, flew to the Catalan capital to meet up with the club

A Rodrygo solo le pudieron parar con patadas
A Rodrygo solo le pudieron parar con patadas | AFP

Tying down Rodrygo Goes has become a big objective for Barcelona. And the club have made the first movements for the 17-year-old Santos winger dubbed the new Neymar. 

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Barca scouts and technicians have combed the South American market and think he is one of the main promises in Brazilian football and has the ability to become, in the future, a global crack.

The Catalans are thinking abotu Rodrygo in the medium term. However they need to move quickly, which is what they are doing, to get an agreement which could see him land at Camp Nou in the coming years.

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SPORT revelaed last week the club's interest in him, despite his young age he is a starter in the Brazilian league and the Copa Libertadores. The news cause waves in Brazil. UOL and Lance! said the agent of Rodrygo and his father, Eric Batista de Goes, were in Barcelona a few days, making a courtesy visit. 

The young forward's people have confirmed to SPORT that it happened, with Barca starting to get the ball rolling. Rodrigo signed his contract in 2017, until 2022, with a 50m euro release fee clause. Less than the 61m that Florentino Perez paid Flamengo for Vinicus Junior to sign for Real Madrid. 

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