Real Madrid decided to fork out €45 million euros for Vinicius Jr and so far, it looks like money well spent after another impressive showing on his Bernabeu bow against AC Milan.
The 18-year-old replaced Gareth Bath with just 13 minutes remaining to make his Bernabeu debut and it didn’t take him long to make an impact.
With his first touch, Vinicius produced a ridiculous backheel pass. Los Blancos fans couldn’t help but applaud the sheer audacity of his pass.
Seriously though, every time this kid touches the ball the crowd expect to see something special. Check out his highlights below:
Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema both scored as Real Madrid knocked three past the Italian side in a dominant win.
Even former Los Blancos player Gonzalo Higuain, who swapped Serie A allegiances by transferring to AC Milan from Juventus, found himself on the scoresheet.
Higuain picked up the ball from outside Real Madrid’s box before getting it onto his right peg, then unleashed a stinging shot into the bottom corner.
Back on the subject of Vinicius, despite thousands watching his first steps as Madrid player, he flourished in his opening presentation at the Bernabeu.
In the past, the likes of Paulinho and Theo Hernandez have struggled under the pressuresof entertaining in front of big crowds but the 18-year-old Brazillian casually performed kick ups with his knees, among other impressive skills, including balancing the ball on his chest.
Just listen to the roar of the Real Madrid crowd in the opening 30 seconds. Brilliant.
Junior, who was loaned back to Flamengo to continue his development, may actually join a club nearby to gain experience, with Getafe, Leganes or Rayo Vallecanothe most likely destinations.
All we know is, the youngster looks outstanding in training, showing his incredible burst of pace in this clip:
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