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Could Vinicius join Real Madrid’s first team in 2018?

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Flamengo v Independiente - Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2017 Final Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Real Madrid completed the signing of Brazilian wonder kid Vinicius Junior last summer. However, the young attacker is still 17 years old and isn’t expected to join the first team until 2019, although Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane had some interesting words to say about this issue in today’s press conference.

"I don’t know the plan with him. He’s not my concern at the moment. He’s a player for the future. He’s not with us yet, but we are always watching him and we hope that everything goes well,” said the French coach.

Vinicius is completing some good performances with Flamengo but is still a raw prospect who might not be able to make an impact next summer just yet. Still, it would be interesting to have him with the squad so that he could learn alongside the players on the first team and adapt to the European style of football, which is much different from the one played in Brazil.