Register Login Scores

Real Starlet: I Want To Emulate These Two Superstars

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."

'Real Stopped Me From Playing 2014 WC Final!'

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.


Reports: Man Utd Want Italy International


Top 5

Mothiba Rescues Bafana, Nigeria Qualify For Afcon

89 Nov 17, 2018 04:55 PM in Bafana

Okocha: South Africa Is Not Nigeria's Rivals!

19 Nov 15, 2018 08:00 PM in Bundesliga News

Baxter Explains His Disappointment After Nigeria Draw

18 Nov 17, 2018 05:48 PM in Bafana

Ballon d'Or Top Three Leaked?

37 Nov 12, 2018 08:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Out-Of-Favour Striker Scores For Downs Reserves

2 Nov 17, 2018 02:32 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

12 Of The Strangest Contract Requests In Football History

7 Nov 15, 2018 07:15 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Matlaba & Sandilands Among Notable Exclusions From Bucs’ CAF Squad

20 Nov 13, 2018 03:22 PM in CAF Champions League

Okocha: Sundowns Are SA's Top Team

79 Nov 13, 2018 06:30 PM in Bundesliga News

How Khune’s Value Rocketed To R20m+

38 Nov 15, 2018 10:02 AM in PSL

The Top Goalscorers In Europe Update

3 Nov 12, 2018 07:33 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Bafana Player Ratings v Nigeria

7 Nov 17, 2018 06:27 PM in Bafana

Ronaldo: What I Told Angry Higuain After Red Card

9 Nov 12, 2018 08:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Uncertain Future For Bucs Defender, Chippa Monitoring?

4 Nov 17, 2018 12:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

Popular on Soccer Laduma