The Brazilian soccer player who shined with Flamengo is the great promise of the merengues
To replace the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, the merengue team is betting this season on Brazilian soccer player Vinícius Júnior. Vinícius comes to the team from Flamengo, and at 18 years old he has the big challenge of winning everything with the popular Spanish club. "His arrival generates illusion. Hopefully he will adapt to the European soccer," said Julen Lopetegui at a press conference registered by Depor.
Vinícius is considered one of the great promises of world soccer and that was demonstrated in Flamengo and in the minor national teams of Brazil. He is an attacker who play with both legs, who likes to leave the left side to look for the shot and who is compare with Neymar for his style of play. According to the newspaper As, the Brazilian soccer player scored 14 goals with the carioca team.
For his performance, the Vikings decided to invest 45 million euros in him.
The offensive trident with which the Julen Lopetegui era began at Real Madrid. Wales, France and Brazil. Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Vinícius Júnior. pic.twitter.com/ZcHl0PgHmi- Unconquered (@InvictosSomos) August 1, 2018
Consolidation with Flamengo
This young soccer player made his professional debut at 16 years old with the Fla, in a Brazilian championship game against Atlético Mineiro at the Maracana. According to Ceroacero, he played 69 games with the red and black team and scored a total of 14 goals during 2017 and 2018.
"After fulfilling all my dreams of conquering everything I dream of in Europe, I will return and return the technical, because I have already given the financial return that I could give. I want to give the technical return and have the honor of doing the best for the shirt I love," said Vinícius Júnior according to Mundo Deportivo.
How was he signed?
Brazilian journalist Guto Monaco told Digital Football Community that Barcelona wanted the player, but Real Madrid beat it. The previous week, the Brazilian star was registered in Real Madrid's Juvenil A and it was thought that he would be part of the branches this season.
However, strategist Julen Lopetegui decided that he will consider Vinícius Júnior in the 2018-2019 season with the professional team. "I am convinced that Vinícius will amaze the fans with his game and will fight for what he wants," Florentino Pérez told Sport. Also, the Madridista president added that the striker was wanted by many clubs and that he chose Madrid without thinking twice.
His goals with the merengues
According to the official website of Real Madrid, the young Brazilian promise said he is happy and proud to be in a team with so much history. He pointed out that he has a cheerful and daring soccer, with a lot of dribbling, where he permanently searches for the goal to score many goals. When referring to his future with the merengues, the soccer player assured that he expects to give many titles to the fans and the primordial thing is to get back the Champions League.
LatinAmerican Post | Daniel Cuevas
Translated from "Vinícius Júnior, una joven promesa del fútbol que jugará con el Real Madrid"