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Twitter Reacts As Real Madrid Confirm €45million Deal to Sign 16-Year-Old Vinicius Jr.

Twitter Reacts As Real Madrid Confirm €45million Deal to Sign 16-Year-Old Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior in the last hour, with the La Liga giants reportedly spending €45million on the teenager’s signature.

The move has been in the pipeline for sometime, despite the 16-year-old having played just 20 minutes of senior football for current side Flamengo.

However, Vinicius’ raw talent and inexperience hasn’t deterred Madrid, as they confirmed via social media this evening that they have splashed the cash to bring the unproven forward to the Bernabeu:

The official statement on Madrid’s website states:

Real Madrid CF and Clube de Regatas do Flamengo have agreed to transfer the rights of the player Vinicius Junior from July 2018. The player will remain in his current club until July 2019, although he may play in Real Madrid If both clubs agree.

Vinicius is yet to make the leap to the senior side at Flamengo, however, he has impressed for his country.

He topped the scoring charts with seven goals as Brazil won the South American Under-17 Championship in March, earning comparisons to Barcelona superstar Neymar.

Comparing Vinicius to Neymar at this stage is probably unfair but with the player spending the next few years honing his craft in South America before linking up with Madrid – the sky could be the limit.

Here is what Twitter had to say about the Spanish champions parting with such a substantial fee on such a raw talent:

 

What do you make of the deal?

Are Madrid doing the right thing in spending money on young players they can mould into Galacticos?

Or is the move bound to fail due to the amount of pressure being placed on the youngster’s shoulders?

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