SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 2 minutes ago 0 Shares Iago Aspas Responds To Cheeky Suggestion He Imitated Vinicius Fri Aug 03 2018 15:40:45 GMT+0100 (BST) Fri Aug 03 2018 15:41:18 GMT+0100 (BST) Jacque Talbot Jacque Talbot in Football Powered by Vinicius is Real Madrid's secret weapon. The 18-year-old was brought in this summer from Flamengo for a…
Vinicius is Real Madrid’s secret weapon. The 18-year-old was brought in this summer from Flamengo for a fee of €46 million and president Florentino Perez really hopes that he is one for the future, not least because of the amount of money spent on him.
The teenage sensation’s talent was clear for all to see against Man United in preseason – it’s no wonder why he’s supposed to have a spot in the first-team under boss Julen Lopetegui.
He said at his Real unveiling: “I think my style of play is similar to Neymar. They have compared me to [retired Brazil striker] Ronaldo but to be like both would be great,” said Vinicius.
“Neymar is my idol, the idol of all Brazilians, of everyone. I dream of playing with Neymar, and if God wills it, I will play with him soon for Brazil.”
Here’s a clip of the attacker showing off his dangerous step-overs.
Another player who’s been on fire is Spain international Iago Aspas. The Celta Vigo forward. In fact, only names such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Luis Suarez have scored more goals in the Spanish league in the past two seasons.
He scored this delightful goal against Southampton.
Publication AS were a bit cheeky and posted on social media, saying: “”Aspas copies the style of Vinicius.”
The player didn’t take this comment lightly and so took to social media himself to say: “When I started doing stepovers, Vinicius was still a child.”
Which is true, Real Madrid’s new man was born in 2000, while Aspas was born in 1987, so he would’ve been around 13-years-old and in the Celta academy.
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