Rodrigo Moreno Machado is a 21 year-old striker born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1991, who moved to Spain in his early teens, and settled in Galicia and starting playing football with Celta de Vigo in 2005, before moving to Real Madrid as an 18 year-old in 2009, and there are reports that Newcastle United are interested in this talented player.
Rodrigo – 21 year-old Brazilian born Spanish striker
Rodrigo played 18 times with 5 goals for the Real Madrid B team, and in July of 2010 he signed a five-year deal with Benfica for around €6M (£4.8M), with Real Madrid having an option to buy him back for €12M through 2012, but the buyback clause has since been canceled.
Rodrigo has played 9 times for Benfica this season and has scored 5 goals, and in total he has made 47 appearances with 20 goals for the Portuguese side, and he was on loan at Bolton the season before last, and scored one goal in 20 appearances for the Trotters.
Rodrigo has decided to represent Spain at the International level, and he has played for all the Spanish Youth sides, and 10 times for the Spanish U21 side with 12 goals, and he’s made 4 appearances for the U23 side.
This lad looks like a good player, but he will not come cheap, but maybe Newcastle could still bring this lad to Tyneside, assuming that his value could double in a couple of seasons.
The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said those are some of the circumstances where the Tyneside club would pay out big money for a player.
This lad is also the right age at just 21, and he would be a good 4th striker at Newcastle, and we hope that Graham Carr is busy scouting this youngster in Spain.
What do you think?
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