NEWS
Thursday December 13 2018
Real Valladolid president Ronaldo Nazario confirms approach for Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior

Real Valladolid president Ronaldo Nazario has confirmed he has approached Real Madrid regarding a loan move for Vinicius Junior.

The teenage Brazilian forward arrived at the European champions this summer but has yet to make a La Liga start for Madrid.

“I have already requested the deal,” Ronaldo said, as cited by Diario AS.

“We do not have the money to bring in players of that quality but we want to bring him here and I have spoken to Madrid directly about this.

“If there was the possibility of the deal then I will try to make it happen, but Florentino Perez (his Real Madrid counterpart) has told me it would be difficult.”

Ronaldo also spoke of his appointment at the club: “I was looking for a club to buy for the best part of the two years, I had studied the Spanish market and Valladolid were a perfect gift.

“A club with 90 years of history, a city of 300,000 people, in a region in which football is lived and breathed – there is huge potential.

“Exciting people is better than when I played football, I want people to have hopes and dreams so I have hired specialists to make this club socially sustainable.

“I do not have a salary at the club but my work is worth it because I love being involved and we all are working to stay in the top flight this season.

“I have bought the club without an investment group but the project is not just mine, it is the entire city of Valladolid.”

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