Vinicius Junior very happy to join Real Madrid

Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior has expressed his delight after joining Real Madrid from Flamengo this summer. The European champions had reached a pre-agreement to sign the 18-year-old from the Brazilian outfit last year and they have now formally recruited him after sanctioning a deal worth €46m.

Speaking at a news conference, Junior said:“Since I came here, I felt something different, that I was going to be very happy, not only myself but also all my teammates and family. Everyone asks me what it’s like to be here. I always tell them there’s nothing better than being at the best team in the world and training with the best players in the world.I’m always very happy. Every day I’m happier to wear the Real Madrid jersey. I’m adapting very quickly, less so when people talk to me at such a pace!”

The 18-year-old has been highly-rated by the Brazilian faithful since being linked with Los Blancos and now that he has made his way to the Bernabeu, he can expect a tough challenge on his hands. For starters, Junior has the task of competing for a regular spot in the Real Madrid lineup and his route is unlikely to be made simpler, considering the club are aiming to reinforce the attack further.

Los Blancos are currently on the watch out for a new left-sided winger after witnessing Cristiano Ronaldo make the surprise move to Juventus and so far, they have been heavily linked with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. The Belgium international has flirted with the idea of playing for Los Blancos on several occasions in the past but he now appears keen on the move after suggesting that it could be the right time to part ways with his current employers. The Belgian is presently on a vacation after starring for his national team at the World Cup, where they secured the bronze medal position.