Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Real Madrid Sign 16-year-old Vinicius Junior From Flamengo

The deal is worth €46m
Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Brazilian side Flamengo to sign 16-year old forward Vinicius Junior.
"Real Madrid and Flamengo have reached a deal for the transfer of Vinicius Junior from July 2018," a statement published on the Flamengo site said.
Vinicius cannot link up with Los Blancos until after his 18th birthday next year, but the Spanish giants plan for him to stay at Flamengo until July 2019 unless both clubs agree otherwise.

Reports from both Spain and Brazil claim the deal will cost the Madrileans a stunning €46(£39.6m) million, which would make him the second most expensive signing from the Brazilian league in history.

The most costly is Barcelona’s Neymar, who moved from Santos in 2013 for an estimated €86m, a player Vinicius has been likened to.

Barcelona were also interested in Vinicius but were unsuccessful in their attempt to sign him.

The young attacker has impressed for his country at youth level, topping the scoring charts with seven goals as Brazil won the South American Under-17 Championship in March.

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