Pep Segura has traveled to Sao Paulo to lay the foundations for the signing of the great Brazilian promise The manager saw the player and met with his surroundings and the Saints to set a future transfer handover Rodrygo Goes, the last great revelation of Brazilian football , has become an object of desire for FC Barcelona.SPORT advanced its first interest in the 17-year-old Santos FC winger. His agent and the father of the jewel were in Barcelona, on a courtesy visit to lay the foundations of a negotiation that is intended to be on track now. The arrival would be effective in two or three years, coinciding with the landing of Rodrygo at the Camp Nou.
Now, Barcelona has taken a new step forward in an operation that can be closed in the immediate future. As SPORT has learned, sports manager Pep Segura has been in Sao Paulo since the weekend. The objective of his transoceanic trip is not other than to advance in a signing, in which the Barça, once again in Brazil, has taken the lead in relation to all the great clubs of the Old Continent. On Sunday, while the Camp Nou sacked Don Andrés Iniesta and celebrated the double, Pep Segura was at the Morumbi stadium, watching live the classic Sao Paulo - Santos. Rodrygo started and could not avoid the defeat of Peixe (1-0) . This was the first time that the top executive of the sports area saw in situ a footballer who has been observed to the millimeter by the technicians of the club that comb the South American market.Get your premium insider bookie soccer tips..
Barcelona wants to close as soon as possible to avoid unwanted surprises, as happened a year ago with Vinicius Jr. The young footballer of Flamengo ended up at Real Madrid when Florentino decided to disburse a whopping of 61 million euros (45 for the termination clause and 16 more in commissions). Barcelona is aware that competition is very hard. The big clubs of the Premier have already approached Rodrygo , the first of which was Liverpool. The technical secretariat has been working for months with the family and professional environment of the 'Rayo', as the 'crooked' Santista called her new diamond. CONTROLLED EVOLUTION The interests are convergent. Rodrygo, who celebrates his first season as a starter at Santos , is in no hurry to make the jump to Europe. "Right now I'm still not ready to play alongside Leo Messi," he said last week at an advertising event with Santos. He knows that to succeed in the Camp Nou he needs to leave Brazil the more mature the better.
In that act, however, the 'new Neymar' did not hide that he would love to wear the Blaugrana shirt. "It's a dream to play in a club like Barcelona. I work to get that offer that the press has been talking about. The plans for my career are to continue working at Santos, I want to get to Seleçao first and then think about Europe, "he said. It is exactly the same roadmap that the sports management of Barcelona has programmed for the pearl of Santista. What is intended is to tie the player and then not be in a hurry. Pep Segura, and the technicians, know that it is necessary to wait for Rodrygo to mature in the Brazilian League and in the Copa Libertadores in a traditional club, accustomed to dealing with emerging talent, such as Santos. Any move made by Barcelona with Rodrygo will lead to an agreement with Santos FC . The U-17 international signed a contract in 2017 until July 2022. Its termination clause is 50 million euros (a lower price than Madrid paid for Vinicius Junior), although there is room for negotiation, since the own footballer holds 20% of his federative rights.