I almost went to Liverpool…Real Madrid forward Rodrygo reveals what happened in 2017

I almost went to Liverpool...Real Madrid forward Rodrygo reveals what happened in 2017 Transfers

Strong interest from Saudi Arabia continues for Egyptian international Mohamed Salah.With huge offers expected to arrive this summer, Michael Edwards’ Liverpool team will have a difficult decision to make on whether to extend his contract, sell or allow a free transfer next year.

Instead, Liverpool, looking for a forward with scoring potential, are interested in young players who can play as a centre-forward, not only on the right wing, which is Egyptian King’s position, and Brazilian international Rodrygo, who plays for Real Madrid, is rumoured to be one of their targets.

The 23-year-old forward, who changed where he plays from Santos to the Spanish capital in 2019, has played over 200 games for his current club.He has scored over 50 goals and has also scored five goals in 22 games for Brazil.

The player, who can play left or right wing as well as centre forward, revealed that he was approached by Liverpool as far back as 2017. However, he revealed his feelings at the time that he refused to move to England, as he was concentrating on getting results with Santos.

“We didn’t close the [Liverpool] deal because I didn’t want to. I wanted to stay at Santos even though the offer was very good,”

“The pathway they promised me would also have been very good for my career.”

“I was going to finish my studies in England to prepare for European football.”

“It had always been my dream to play in Europe. Everything was very good, but my desire spoke louder.”

“I wanted to stay at Santos and make a bit of history at the club.”

“And that’s what happened: I was able to fulfil my dream of playing for Santos. But it’s true, I almost went to Liverpool.”


Liverpool are unlikely to acquire the player this summer and are unlikely to look at the prospect of demanding a hefty transfer fee.Real Madrid also do not want to release him, and the player is also reportedly open to competing with French international Kylian Mbappe, who is due to join the club.

At 23 years of age, he is undoubtedly a very attractive prospect, but it seems likely that his Spanish career will continue to form.