Madrid close in on Brazilian teenager

Real Madrid are close to completing a €45m deal for 16-year-old sensation Vinicius Jr from Brazilian club Flamengo, according to reports.

Globoesporte report the Brazil Under 17 international will move to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2018 when he celebrates his 18th birthday, details of which make the front page of Marca on Monday.

The teenager was reportedly interested in following in compatriot Neymar's footsteps to Barcelona, but the Catalan club has reportedly only offered Flamengo a fee of €25m and wages that fall short of those on offer in the Spanish capital.

The Brazilian side are reportedly keen to cash in on Vinicius due to their sizable debt.

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