- Real Madrid are in the final stages of negotiations with Rodrygo as they seek to extend the Brazilian’s contract at the club until 2028
- Real Madrid has inserted a whopping €1billion release clause in the new deal as they seek to keep the 21-year-old for a long time
- Rodrygo was instrumental in Real Madrid's latest Champions League triumph last season, scoring important goals
Real Madrid are set to extend the contract of Brazilian forward Rodrygo until 2028, following the 21-year-old’s impressive performances for the Spanish giants.
Rodrygo, whose current deal is set to expire in 2025, has been in talks over extending his deal at the Santiago Bernabeu with negotiations now believed to be in the final stages.
It has now been revealed that Real Madrid has inserted a release clause of €1billion in the new deal for Rodrygo in a bid to scare away prospective suitors, especially from the Premier League.
Rodrygo has excelled since joining Real Madrid’s first team in 2019, forming a key partnership with Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema in the Spanish giant’s attack.
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The 21-year-old also played a key role in Real Madrid securing both the La Liga and UEFA Champions League titles last season.
Real Madrid should've beaten Shakhtar by more insists Rodrygo
Meanwhile, Real Madrid forward Rodrygo has rued the many chances missed by the Spanish giants in their Champions League victory against Shakhtar Donetsk, Tribal Football reports.
The 14-time Champions League winners cruised to a 2-1 victory against the Ukrainians at the Santiago Bernabeu Staidum, with Rodrygo also on the scoresheet.
The Brazilian forward hopes Real Madrid will be more clinical when both sides meet again in the reverse fixture, as Los Blancos will seek to maintain their 100% record in the competition so far.
Rodrygo reveals the player who made him want to join Real Madrid
The youngster joined Real Madrid from Brazilian side Santos FC in 2019 and has now admitted that he used to watch Ronaldo during his days as a Madrid player.
The Portuguese international played for Los Blancos for 9 years, averaging 50 goals every season. He won four Ballon d'Or titles while in Spain to add to the one he had won in England.