New Santos signing can't wait to play alongside Ganso and Neymar
New Santos signing Patricio Rodríguez has expressed his delight at the prospect of lining up alongside Neymar and Ganso, stating that it is a dream come true.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder joined the Peixe on a four-year contract from Independiente in Argentina last month.
He made the dream start to life in Brazilian football by netting a debut goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Atlético Goianiense.
Whilst his new teammates are away in Sweden for a friendly match following their Olympic campaign in London, which ultimately ended with a silver medal, Patito has spoke of his excitement at their return and admitted he jumped at the chance of a move to the same club as the stars.
Rodriguez told Lance!: “Santos Football Club is a team for whom I have great admiration. To play alongside Neymar and Ganso was a dream for me. I did not think twice when I accepted to come here.
“It will be very nice to be able to work beside Neymar and I know I'll mature even more. I really admire him. He is surely is among the five best players in the world.”
Santos continue their Brasileirão campaign with a trip to Figueirense on Friday night.