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Rodrygo talks Vinicius, Mbappe, Endrick, Ballon d’Or, Brazil role

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Real Madrid forward Rodrygo has been in the news this month as speculations about his future are rife following the arrival of Kylian Mbappe.

It has been suggested that Rodrygo could look for an exit in the summer, with there being no shortage of interest in him either. After all, some top Premier League sides are said to be monitoring his situation.

However, the Brazilian international recently confirmed that he intends to stay at Real Madrid despite the increased competition in attack with Mbappe, Vinicius Jr., and Endrick.

Rodrygo on playing with Mbappe and Endrick

In fact, during an interview with Globoesporte (h/t AS), Rodrygo insisted that all the aforementioned forwards can co-exist and thrive together at Real Madrid.

“It’s possible (to play together). Ancelotti I think will find a way. Good players have to play together,” Rodrygo remarked.

The Brazilian then opened up on his compatriot Endrick, insisting that the 17-year-old is already very mature for his age and that he would help the youngster adapt at the club.

“Endrick is very mature for the age he is. You can feel it talking to him and on the pitch. For me it’s already a pleasure to be able to play with him, to be able to help him in some way. At Real Madrid I will help him, just like Vini did with me,” he said.

Rodrygo and Vini will soon be in action for Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

On Vinicius, Ballon d’Or and Brazil

Rodrygo also touched upon his club and country teammate Vinicius Jr. being a favourite to win the Ballon d’Or, saying that he supports the fellow forward’s candidature.

“We know that Vini is the main candidate to win it and I support this decision because he is my teammate,” he stated.

On whether he desires to win the Golden Orb in the future, the forward added: “It’s not something that’s my priority, but it’s something every player dreams of.”

With the Copa America on the horizon, Rodrygo has been handed the No. 10 shirt by Brazil in the absence of Neymar. And the Real Madrid ace insisted that he is ready for greater responsibility, saying:

“I’m ready to take on more and more responsibility and be better.”

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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