Madrid’s Vinicius ‘could return to Flamengo’

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior could make a shock return to former club Flamengo on loan in January, say Marca.

The report states that whilst the player is excelling with Madrid’s Castilla team, this regularity could damage his long-term growth and role within the club.

The late summer arrival of Mariano Diaz looks set to further limit the Brazilian’s chances in the first-team squad at Madrid this season.

Vinicius joined the European champions in a €45m deal this summer following a deal being agreed a year before, but Marca now say Julen Lopetegui’s handling of the situation is crucial.

The report cites that the teenager going from playing in front of 80,000 fans at the Maracana to just 1,000 in Segunda B games could harm his development.

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