RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 01: Rodrygo of Santos controls the ball during a match between Vasco da Gama and Santos as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018 at Maracana Stadium on September 01, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Brazilian teenage star Rodrygo doubts he will be leaving Santos for Real Madrid during the winter transfer window with a deal in place for July

The 17-year-old forward will arrive in Madrid in July after a reported deal of €45m was agreed between Real and Santos for his services.

And Rodrygo doubts it will be put forward, despite the fact he turns 18 in January.

“I don’t believe there is a chance I will leave for Madrid early,” Rodrygo told Gazeta Esportiva. “It’s agreed that I’m going in July.

“That is the agreement between Santos and Real Madrid.”

Great things are expected from Rodrygo, who finished fourth behind winner Kylian Mbappe for the inaugural Kopa Trophy on Monday night in Paris.

But the Brazilian, who is also Santos’ youngest ever goalscorer, will retain his focus on his current club rather than dwell on the future.

“I’m focused on Santos,” added Rodrygo.

“When I get there, I will think about it.

“For the moment I just want to stand out with Santos.”

Rodrygo has managed nine goals and three assists in 43 appearances for Santos this year in all competitions.