Real Madrid sign the best young Brazilian Wonderkid for €61m: Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid will pay €61 million for Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Junior
Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Junior has chosen Real Madrid, according to local newspaper Globoesporte. Los Blancos improved Barcelona’s offer by €20 million and will pay Flamengo around €45 million for his signing, although the deal will reach €61 million once every bonus and fee is paid.
Brazilian newspaper Globoesporte report that Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign the best young player in Brazil for 45 million euros: Vinicius Junior.
Globoesporte are arguably the best source for football news in Brazil and they confirm that the deal is all but done.
Vinicius Junior is currently 16, and Real Madrid have agreed to sign the Flamengo attacker when he turns 18, and he will head to Spain after the World Cup.
Real Madrid beat Barcelona to the signing of Vinicius Junior with the deal set to cost 61 million euros in total, including wages and a payment to his agents.
The Barcelona offer
Barcelona had offered 25 million euros for Vinicius Junior, to Flamengo and slightly less money in wages. Real Madrid will pay the youngster 8 million euros per season.
The Catalans even had Neymar ring up Vinicius Junior in a bid to sway him to sign for Barcelona.
According to Globoesporte, everything is agreed between Real Madrid, Flamengo and the player himself, all that needs to be done is to sign contracts.
The best young player in Brazil
At 16, Vinicius Junior has been treated like a jewel at Rio giants Flamengo having joined the club in 2010.
Vinicius Junior has been the main standout young player at the club since emerging to prominence in the Under-13 side at Flamengo.
In 2017, Vinicius Junior became champion, best player and top scorer at the South American Under-17 Championship.
Flamengo own 100% of the rights to Vinicius Junior and the 45 million euro transfer fee will be double what Santos received from selling Neymar to Barcelona.
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