NEWS
Thursday November 21 2019
Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior wanted by Real Valladolid

Real Valladolid owner Ronaldo Nazario has admitted he would love to sign Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior on loan.

The teenage Brazilian forward arrived at the outgoing European champions last summer and made an exciting impression in his debut season for the club.

“I would love to have Vinicius, last season he saved Real Madrid from a great failure,” Ronaldo told Fox in Brazil, as cited by Cadena Cope.

“The expectation levels with him are very high, he still has a lot of potential to improve.”

However, it follows on from a recent report in Diario AS which claims that the forward is intent on staying in the Spanish capital and has ruled out a January loan exit.

The report cites that Arsenal and Milan are among the clubs interested in the Brazilian, while Paris Saint-Germain repeatedly asked for him to be included in a theoretical player swap deal last summer with Neymar.

The 19-year-old had enjoyed an excellent debut campaign in the Spanish capital, with four goals in 19 starts in all competitions in 2018-19.

However, this season Vinicius has found things a little tougher and has been selected in Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI just four times this campaign, with a further five appearances as a substitute.

There have been times when he has been frozen out of a matchday squad altogether and the prominence of his fellow Brazilian teenager Rodrygo Goes has highlighted his absences.

Ronaldo has also spoken of his interest in his fellow Brazilian last December: “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.”

Football Italia website