Contrary to what fans across the globe expected, Real Madrid did not sign any big-name players this summer despite star man Cristiano Ronaldo left them for Juventus after 9 glorious years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid suffered a huge double blow this summer as both Cristiano Ronaldo – a player who helped rack and ruin the opponents – and Zinedine Zidane – a coach who helped win three consecutive UEFA Champions League – left them. The former French International walked away from his role of Real Madrid coach just days after the Los Blancos beat Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final.
Whereas, Ronaldo had dropped a massive bombshell after Real Madrid’s victory in the UEFA Champions League by hinting his time at Real Madrid had come to end. He eventually left Real Madrid for Juventus. Brazilian young sensation Vinicius Jr is considered, by many, as a future superstar. He has what it takes to become the next legend at Real Madrid. Fans widely consider him as Ronaldo’s replacement and but Julen Lopetegui has not yet thought so.
The young Brazilian player has been sent to play in the Castilla and prove there before he makes his debut for Real Madrid. It was expected that he would directly get a spot in the Senior Team as Club President Florentino Perez is a huge admirer of his talents and sees him as their future.
However, Julen Lopetegui and some Real Madrid players, including club captain Sergio Ramos, do not think so and believe he needs to work more to get a spot in the senior team. Brazilian legend Ronaldo, who recently bought Real Valladolid, is planning to sign Vinicius away from the Santiago Bernabeu in the January transfer window, reports Don Balon.
Ronaldo and Real Valladolid will have to wait until the January transfer window opens. This sounds like a good idea since it would help Vinicius learn and adapt to the La Liga, while it would also help bolster Real Valladolid squad. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen how Real Madrid and Florentino Perez would react to this proposal.