After closing the Vinicius affair, whose contract, which ended in 2024, has been extended until 2027, now it is the turn of Rodrygo Goes (21), who is close to completing his renewal by the white club. The points of the agreement have a certain similarity with that of his compatriot, although they are not yet closed. Real Madrid would like to extend Rodrygo's contract until 2028, three more years than he currently has signed, although the player understands that until 2027 would be enough, as has happened with Vinicius. Goes, who is currently one of the players on the squad with the lowest salary, will notably improve his salary, going from four to seven million net, which could reach eight if he achieves a series of variables - from scoring goals to winning the Ballon d'Or-, which will place him in one of the highest salary steps of the squad.
In addition, Madrid will shield its termination clause up to 1,000 million euros.
Rodrygo's status at Real Madrid has taken a giant leap after his brilliant end to the season, in which he was decisive in the Champions League qualifiers, especially against Chelsea and City, in which he scored decisive goals to keep I live with his team, and in the last league games. The white club had already held talks with Eric, the footballer's father, and Nick Arcuri, his agent, and the future of the campaign has made it accelerate talks to imminently close the deal with a footballer it considers key to the present and the future.
Rodrygo currently has a market value of 60 million euros and the elite of Europe are closely following his amazing evolution, but the player is clear that his place is in the capital of Spain and the order to his representative has been clear: negotiate and sign the renewal for Madrid, a club that opted for him when he was only 18 years old and was still a melon to open. Arcuri is currently on vacation in Greece and the player is doing the same in Brazil, after having been in Miami and Ibiza. The plan is to close the agreement before the start of the preseason, set for July 9, and announce it after the official communication of Vinicius' renewal, which will also be done when he is back in Madrid under Ancelotti's orders.
Rodrygo is one of the players in whom Florentino Pérez has the most expectations. The president has so much faith in him that he is convinced that he can opt for and win the Ballon d'Or in the coming years. His DNI only marks 21, but he has already given clear signs of his potential, to the point of being a starter ahead of Asensio when Ancelotti has opted for the usual 4-3-3 and has not strengthened the midfield with the Valverde's presence. The failed signing of Mbappé is another element that plays in favor of Rodrygo. With the Frenchman in the merengue squad, surely his short-term future would have had greater trips to be an important player and protagonist, but without Kylian, and perhaps without Asensio, his role takes more flight than ever since he landed in Madrid in the summer of 2019.
Goes, as is the case with Vinicius, is waiting to receive the Spanish passport, a detail that is nothing less if we take into account that Madrid has the non-EU quota covered. The player has long since taken the exam and all the bureaucracy that this procedure entails, and everything now depends on the Administration. As soon as he achieves Spanish nationality, he will free up his place as a foreigner, something that Real Madrid hope will take place throughout the 22-23 season.