Real Madrid agree deal for Brazilian teenager

Peter Castro
May 24, 2017

The reigning Champions League victor real Madrid announced the purchase of striker "Flamengo" Vinicius Junior.

Real Madrid have signed a 16 year old Brazilian for around £38 million (€44 million), despite him only making his professional debut this month.

Flamengo directors said Madrid has been following the player since he was 11 years old.

Vinicius can not link up with La Liga champions Madrid 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.

"The player will remain at his current club until July 2019, although he will be able to play for Real Madrid before then if both clubs agree to it".

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It has been his performances for the Brazilian junior sides, that has caused such a furore around Vinicius Junior.

Real Madrid's newly-signed player Vinicius Junior, who is playing with Brazilian side Flamengo, is pictured at Santos Dumont airport in Rio de Janeiro May 23, 2017.

He was the top scorer at the South American Championship in March as Brazil Under-17s won the tournament.

'If he stays focused despite all the glamour surrounding him, he can get to a really high level'.

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