Brazilian Starlet Names Two Clubs He Snubbed To Join Real
Brazilian Starlet Names Two Clubs He Snubbed To Join Real Madrid
Brazilian starlet Vinicius Junior has named two European giants he snubbed to join 2017/18 UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid.
The 17-year-old, who reportedly cost the Spanish club €45 million (R712 million), is expected to move to Madrid in July.
The youngster has now confirmed that there were other clubs interested in his services, but there was only one side he wanted to join.
"Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, among others. They were always in touch with us. In the end, we waited for the right time and the right team," Vinicius told Marca.
"I felt that I was making my boyhood dream come true, that I was going to a club that all the best players in the world want to be at, as the best are there. I cannot explain the happiness I felt when I signed the contract with Real Madrid.
"The stadium impressed me a lot. We went to a game, but during the visit, it impressed me a lot too. My brother was with me. We did an excellent tour there, and it impressed us even more."
Vinicius has scored 10 goals in 48 league appearances for Flamengo, and in 2017 he managed to find the back of the net seven times in eight games for Brazil at the 2017 South American Under-17 Football Championship.
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