Real Madrid Stars Who Could Leave

Annette Crawford
July 21, 2018

Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior, 18, poses with his Real Madrid uniform during his presentation at Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid July 20, 2018.

Vinicius, who left Flamengo partway through the ongoing 2018 Brazilian season to move to Spain, is the second unveiling that Real have held this week following the €30m capture of 22-year-old Real Sociedad right-back Alvaro Odriozola.

Ronaldo, who starred for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, was alongside Vinicius Junior at his presentation on Friday.

"Football is a bit different here, but coach Lopetegui is helping me a lot, telling me what I must do, how I can improve", he said.

Vinicius was voted Player of the Tournament when Brazil won the Under-17 South American Championship in 2017, going on to sign for Madrid despite having only played 17 minutes of senior football at the time. You arrive at an fantastic new home. "I will play some games with Castilla [the youth team] to adapt as quickly as possible".

"I will sacrifice a lot to show I deserve this opportunity".


Ronaldo was prolific for Madrid during a four-and-a half-year spell with the club that ended in January 2007, and following the exit of namesake Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer the onus will fall on others to provide attacking threat.

"It may be hard at first, but it's the best place you could be".

He added, according to realmadrid.com: "All the players here are my favourites".

"We are Real Madrid and we always want more".

But rather than fuel any transfer talk, he stressed that ambition was one he wished to fulfil at global level with Brazil. "I dream of playing with Neymar, and if God wills it, I will play with him soon for Brazil".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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