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Vinicius Junior dreams of Neymar partnership at Real Madrid

2018-04-27 23:23:33


Vinicius Jr is the world's most expensive teenager

Real Madrid's £39m teenager, Vinicius Junior, wants Brazilian compatriot Neymar to join him at the Bernabeu.

Vinicius will join Real Madrid on his 18th birthday on July 12, 2018, having agreed a deal last year before he had even made a competitive appearance for his Brazilian club, Flamengo.

Real's early swoop may have been influenced by losing out on the signing of Neymar to rivals Barcelona in 2013.

Neymar joined PSG for £200m last summer

Neymar, who signed for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record £200m last summer, has since been linked with a return to La Liga with Real Madrid - a move Vinicius Jr would welcome.

"If God wants, Neymar and I will play together at Real Madrid," he said in an interview with The Guardian.

"I would definitely be in favour of him moving to Madrid because it would be my big dream to play in the same side as Neymar. He is my idol in football. If had a chance to play with him, I would feel very happy."

Vinicius Jr has become a regular at Flamengo this season and claimed he was even told to be on standby for the 2018 World Cup by former Brazil player Ronaldinho.

Neymar has targeted May 17 for a return to training and vowed to work harder than ever to be ready for the World Cup
Neymar has targeted May 17 for a return to training and vowed to work harder than ever to be ready for the World Cup

The world's most expensive teenager said he is "still no one", but hopes to replicate the success of Real Madrid's current star in the future.

"The dream of any player is to have the gift but very few have," he added. "I have been given this gift and my desire to improve is even stronger.

"In this respect, Cristiano Ronaldo is my inspiration. I admire what he has been doing for the last 10 years, playing at such a high level.

"It is not just talent and quality but hard work too. I hope to be able to tell him that one day."

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