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Liverpool should be on red alert as $130m Real Madrid star makes transfer admission

Rodrygo, Aurélien Tchouaméni and Jude Bellingham during a Real Madrid training session.
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Real Madrid forward Rodrygo, who has previously been claimed to be on the radar of Liverpool, has admitted that he cannot completely rule out a transfer away from the B in the future.

"Anything can happen. I have a contract here, but I don't know," he told DAZN. Backtracking slightly, he added: "No, no. I've always said I want to be at this club... but let's see."

The Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo has reported since those comments were made that Rodrygo would be the most likely attacking player to leave Real Madrid this summer to make room for the arrival of Kylian Mbappé. The French superstar is expected to come in from PSG.

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According to the same report, Liverpool is at the front of the queue for the Brazilian. As well as 'half the Premier League', the Reds are 'at the helm' when it comes to a potential transfer, the report claims. Earlier this month, Diario Madridista even claimed that Liverpool had made a $130m (£102m/€120m) offer for the player, though that suggestion is wide of the mark.

Even if Rodrygo was to leave Real Madrid, he would cost a fortune. The 23-year-old, who moved to the La Liga giant from Brazilian side Santos in 2019, has played well over 100 times for Los Blancos. He has won the Champions League with Real Madrid and also has 22 international caps for his country.

Liverpool.com says: If there is any chance of signing Rodrygo, even it if would be expensive, it is definitely something that the Reds should think about. While they already have a lot of forward options, the 23-year-old is about to head into his peak years.

He already has a vast amount of experience, and has proven to be clinical in the final third. Rodrygo is a huge talent, even if it is understandable that he might be ousted by Mbappé.

Real Madrid has so much talent that it might be worth keeping an eye on anyone who is unhappy just in case there are any openings. There is loads of competition for places in midfield, too, for instance, and Aurélien Tchouaméni would be a dream option for Liverpool to bolster its midfield should there be any glimmer of that being possible.

For next season, it is likely that Rodrygo and any others who might want more minutes depending on who comes in at Real Madrid stay put and see where the lands lies. The stacked squad can cope for another season but beyond that, perhaps there could be some movement to keep tabs on.