Report- Real Madrid transfer news: ‘I will join La Liga giants in July… There is an agreement’ | Football | Sport

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Updated: December 7, 2018
Real Madrid transfer news: 'I will join La Liga giants in July... There is an agreement' | Football | Sport

Real are in the midst of a dismal start to the season by their high standards and currently sit down in fifth.

The La Liga giants have been tipped to splash the cash in the January transfer window in order to remedy the situation.

Eden Hazard has been touted as a top target, while there has been talk that a deal for Rodrygo could be brought forward.

Earlier this year Real Madrid struck an agreement with Santos for the 17-year-old to join them in June 2019 but they could have been tempted to push it through in January.

However, Rodrygo is adamant he will not swap the Vila Belmiro for the Bernabeu until next summer – although he believes he will go slightly later than initially planned.

“It’s agreed that I’m going in July,” Rodrygo told Brazilian outlet Gazeta Esportiva.

“[There is an] agreement between Santos and Real Madrid, so I do not think there is a possibility of going before.

“[Real’s situation] may be different, I’ll know when I get there.

“I do not think much about there, my focus is here, and when I get there I think.

“Now I want to stand out for Santos.”

Snapping up Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in January has emerged as a distinct possibility for Real with Spanish reports claiming a part-exchange deal could happen.

Former Stamford Bridge skipper Dennis Wise says it is inevitable that the 27-year-old will leave west London one day.

“He’s obviously an ambitious guy and if he wants to be a top top world-class player then he probably needs to go on and win lots of different things,” Wise told Express Sport.

“You’ve got Barcelona and Real Madrid – those are where top players want to end up.

“But at the moment it’s important that we’ve still got him at Chelsea and I think he loves the place.

“I’m sure in time he’ll make his decision about what’s best for him.

“At the end of the day, he’s a world-class player and has made such a difference at the start of this season.

“Do you want to lose him? Of course you don’t. He’s irreplaceable, if I’m being honest.

“One day, unfortunately, when he wants to go he will.

“Hopefully we get a couple more seasons out of him – at least.”