Rodrygo Goes is shining with Real Madrid, but he was close to joining another European giant before signing for Los Blancos.

Real Madrid secured the Brazilian's signature in the summer of 2018 as they paid Santos 45 million euros in transfer fees.

Elano Blumer, the Santos coach who gave Rodrygo his debut, has claimed that the youngster was close to moving to Liverpool.

"There was strong interest from Liverpool for the kid when he was in the youth teams and they wanted him, but the offer was low," he told ESPN.