Vinicius Junior puts Real Madrid to one side ahead of record move
By James Dale
Last Updated: 26/05/17 10:06am
Real Madrid's 16-year-old signing, Vinicius Junior, aims to keep his head "firmly on his shoulders" after a £38m transfer.
Vinicius will officially become a Real Madrid player in July 2018, when he turns 18, but will remain at current side Flamengo until July 2019 unless both sides agree otherwise.
Despite Real Madrid having signed the player after just 17 minutes of senior football, Vinicius is not letting the big-money move - the second most expensive from Brazil behind Barcelona star Neymar - go to his head and is focused on helping Flamengo.
"I'm very happy with the transfer but I'm not thinking about Real Madrid yet, I'm focused on Flamengo," Vinicius told Fox Sports.
"Once again I'm happy to achieve this goal, but while I'm still here I wish to win many titles with Flamengo and then I'll think about going to Real Madrid.
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"My focus is to get there with my head firmly on my shoulders. I still have two years here in Flamengo, during this time I hope to gain more maturity on the field and be ready for my transfer when the time comes."
Vinicius made his name for Brazil U17s at the South American U17 Championship in Chile, finishing the competition as top scorer with seven goals and being named Player of the Tournament.