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Real Starlet: I Want To Emulate These Two Superstars

Real Madrid Starlet: I Want To Emulate These Two Superstars

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 29, 2018 04:16 PM @KeeganKruger

Real Madrid's new 17-year-old starlet Vinicius Junior says he wants to develop into a "great player", and would like to emulate two former LaLiga superstars in doing so.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see which former LaLiga the young Brazilian would like to emulate in Spain. 

The forward, who is set to complete his move to the Santiago Bernabeu in July, cost Los Blancos a reported fee of €45 million (R716 million) as they fended off the likes of Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.

In what seemed to be his final press conference with his boyhood club Flamengo, the youngster revealed that he would like to follow in the footsteps of Ronaldo Nazario and Ronaldinho.

"I am saying goodbye to the club that I love very much, I am going after more dreams in my life," Vinicius said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"All people who love me are always by my side. I managed to realise my dream here in Flamengo. To end happy with the fans screaming my name, in the crowded Maracana, I leave here honoured and delighted.

"I am saying goodbye to the club that did everything for me to fulfil my dream of playing for Real Madrid.

"I am dreaming of doing the same as Ronaldo and Ronaldinho in Spain. The biggest challenge will be tactical, but I can improve and turn into a great player."

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Vinicius made 16 appearances for Flamengo in 2017/18 season, scoring six goals and assisting a further three strikes.

Are you excited to see the youngster play for Real? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MSANDROTIC Jun 29, 2018 09:28 PM
Good luck boy can't wait to see you in Real Madrid colours

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