MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid have agreed a deal reportedly worth up to €40 million (S$62 million) to sign teenage Brazilian prodigy Vinicius Junior from Flamengo once he turns 18, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday (May 23).
The 16-year-old forward has drawn comparisons to Barcelona star Neymar after shining at the under-17 South American Championships, with Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly showing interest.
"Real Madrid and Flamengo have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of... Vinicius Junior from July 2018," the La Liga club said in a statement.
"The player will remain at his current club until July 2019, although he will be able to play for Real Madrid before then if both clubs agree to it."
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Real gave no details of the transfer fee, but reports in the Spanish press claim the deal could be worth up to €40 million.