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1 Mar 2017

Next Neymar? Liverpool in talks to sign exciting Brazilian striker. Offer made. Meeting scheduled with Santos

Liverpool have reportedly submitted an offer to sign one of Brazil's most highly rated young attackers.

According to Brazilian newspaper Globe Esporte today:

* Liverpool have submitted an offer for Santos striker Rodrygo.

* The offer has prompted Santos to schedule a meeting to try and quickly tie him down a professional contract.

Globe Esporte further claims:

"The offer from Liverpool shook Rodrygo, but the idea is for him to stand out in Brazil before going to Europe. Santos plan to offer him a contract with big buyout clause".

Some info about Rodrygo, who is nicknamed the 'new Neymar':

* 16-year old striker, who currently plays for Santos' U20 team.

* 2017: Youngest player to sign with a sponsorship deal with Nike (Neymar was 13).

* Aug 2016: On his football idol: "Neymar is my reference. I'm a fan and I want to follow in his footsteps. I love watching him play and try to imitate his dribbling. Usually I can, but it's hard".

* Aug 2016: Rodrygo's mother told reporters: "He breathes football. When he's not training, he gets upset, and when he's not playing, he's watching games or watching dribbling videos and goals. Sometimes I have to ask him to stop".

Meh. Expect Barcelona to swoop in and sign Rodrygo under everyone's noses.




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