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The Real Madrid he went up to Barcelona twice with the signings of Vinicius and Rodrygo. The president of Santos, José Carlos Peres, has unveiled in Soul Santista Blog various details of the negotiations for the departure of Rodrygo, such as that he held talks with both entities. But why did he choose whites?
“When I was negotiating with Barcelona, the general manager offered me 29 million for the player, plus the release of the 4.5 million that we were claiming for the friendly match -referring to the signing of Neymar- that have not yet been clarified. An amount they would pay in 30 to 60 days, “said Peres about the offer culé by Rodrygo.
Santos is in a legal battle with him Barcelona since Neymar’s transfer in 2013, but still agreed to listen to the Barça offer. He did not like what he found: “They tried to tease me, but they did not succeed,” added Peres about the conversations he had with the Barcelona leaders. Then Madrid came with more money on the table and seriously going for the signing of the Brazilian talent.
Peres referred to the negotiations with Madrid as follows: “I had patience. I made 54 million from Real Madrid. Our obligation is to defend the interests of the club above all others. People pass, the club remains. Among personal tastes and the needs of our entity, I keep the second ones. They say that I fight with all the people, but I fight for the Saints. “
Rodrygo always wanted Real Madrid
Another factor that weighed on Rodrygo’s signing for Real Madrid was the intentions of the footballer himself, who saw a dream come true playing for the Whites. As soon as Madrid entered the bid, Rodrygo stopped listening to the rest of the offers, while Barcelona dug its own grave with its proposal to the president of Santos.
[Más información: Rodrygo y su visita a Pelé cuando recibió el interés del Real Madrid]