Rodrigo who made a name for himself at current club Novorizontino, made his senior team debut for the club aged 16 and has not looked back since. His moment of glory came during the Under-17 Belo Horizonte Cup, where he was arguably the best player of the tournament.
Real Madrid are reportedly set to secure the signing of teenage Brazilian Rodrigo Rodrigues from Grêmio Novorizontino.— Jordan Russell 9️⃣ (@JordRuss96) September 13, 2017
It was here that he caught the attention of rival club Palmeiras who took an interest in him and reached an agreement with the club which ensured that he represented them in the Cup of Champions. His impressive performances caught the eye of Spanish giants Real Madrid who moved quickly to secure his services.
The President of Novorizontino was pleased at such an development, claiming that, "Rodrigo is a complete attacker who can play out wide or in the middle.He's quick out of the blocks, explosive, and has evolved a lot since he started here at Novorizontino when he was 14 years old. It's a source of pride to see him shine in a tournament in Europe and for a club such as Real Madrid to be interested in him"
The youngster is set to stay in Brazil until April of next year when he turns 18. He could then join Real Madrid's B team, Castilla, before eventually settling in with the main squad.