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Give it Up for the New Boy in Town
Real Madrid moved like Tenchu assassins in the shadows again to secure their newest young star - Vinicius Tobias (yes, another youngster, another Vini). Some of you have already talked about the guy in yesterday’s thread. Still, I know very little about him and I;m sure plenty of others are on the same boat. Therefore, if you have anything to comment on him, it’ll be much appreciated.
From what I gather this far, the kid has good ball control and dribbling skills, while defense (as is usually the case) and vision are the major areas for improvement. Heck, it reminds me a lot of another certain Brazilian fullback...
Real Madrid are very close to confirming the signing of Vinicius Tobias, an 18-year-old Brazilian right-back from Shakhtar who will play mainly for Castilla. The player will arrive on loan with an option to buy. @brunoandrd ✅ pic.twitter.com/fh81N8W7gX— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) March 31, 2022
| Brazilian RB Vinícius Tobías will sign a pre-contract for five seasons with Real Madrid in case the club will trigger the buy option in the next years.— Blancos Central (@BlancosCentral) March 31, 2022
The agreement has been completed on player and clubs side - he’s joining Real from Shakhtar. @FabrizioRomano [ ️] pic.twitter.com/sWpV2XRf5h
Now imagine the Real Madrid board coming out and stating that this is an April Fools joke...
...Speaking of Vinicius’ and Right Backs...
Zidane played a Vinicius at right-back even before Real Madrid signed a right-back named Vinicius.— Mehedi Hassan (@MHassanFootball) March 31, 2022
What a man! pic.twitter.com/kmZ33OTu4v
We’re Bound to Hear some more of these Rumors
He Does this, it’s Safe to Say we’re not Bottlin’ LL
Karim Benzema needs 8 goals in his last 9 La Liga games to reach 30 La Liga goals.— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) March 31, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo (6 times).
Hugo Sanchez (1989/90).
Are the last Real Madrid players to achieve it. @WhoScored pic.twitter.com/GCY3xY2aCP
Have a nice day everyone and may the Madridismo be with all of you.