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Latest Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Jr. set to join Real Madrid C.F.: Reports

Vinicius Jr., who plays for Flamengo in the Brazilian league and is dubbed as the next Neymar, is on his way to Real Madrid C.F., say reports

football Updated: May 21, 2017 19:29 IST
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Vinicius Jr., the Brazil U-17 star, who plays for Flamengo, is expected to join Real Madrid C.F. for a fee of 45 million euros ($50.4 million).(Getty Images)

Brazilian football club Flamengo’s wonderkid Vinicius Junior is set to join Spanish supergiants Real Madrid C.F., according to reports in the Brazilian media.

It is being widely reported that the 16-year-old forward has reached an agreement with Real and the announcement will be made next week, reported citing media reports.

The Brazil U-17 starlet is expected to join Real for a fee of 45 million euros ($50.4 million).

Dubbed as the next “Neymar”, Vinicius has been the standout young player at Flamengo since bursting into the scene with the under-13 side.

In March 2017, Junior helped Brazil win the Under-17 South American Championship, scoring 7 goals and being named the tournament’s best player.

First Published: May 21, 2017 19:18 IST