Highly rated replacement for Ronaldo set for Madrid arrival

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 12/07/2018


Highly rated replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo set for Madrid arrival on Saturday and could be announced on Monday.

Vinicius Junior is expected to be in Madrid on Saturday and the future of the former Flamengo forward would be decided by the new coach Julen Lopetegui, after the first stage of the pre-season with the senior team.

Real Madrid is seeking for the replacement of Ronaldo who departed for Juventus and his ideal replacement is set to arrive but Vinicius has the chance to prove that he is capable to be in the Real Madrid’s first team.

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Vinicius could be loan out of the club if he is unable to prove his worth and get a slot in the first teams.

Vinicius has played for one of the demanding teams in Brazil and he knows what it takes to work under pressure, but he insisted that he is feeling nervous.

"There is a new challenge that I have to overcome, being so young," he wrote on Instagram.

"May God bless me and also my family and may my friends help me more and more.

"Without a doubt that is the greatest dream and challenge of my life.

"Not even in my best dreams did I dream of this beautiful and wonderful career start.

"And sometimes I think, how could it be that I deserve so much?

"I thank God every day, I hope he gives me even more strength to make my dreams real."

Real Madrid agreed a deal for Vinicius last year, but he remained in Brazil as he can only move to Europe 18th birthday, which is on Thursday.