July 27, 2022 || 3:46 pm

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The biggest success story of this undertaking, Vinicius Jr., looks set to be the “New Neymar” not only for Real Madrid but for the Brazilian national team as well.

He penned a contract with ‘Los Blancos’ in 2017 as a 17-year-old but had to wait a year before making the move.

Initially sent to Castilla by then-manager Julen Lopetegui, Vinicius soon showed that he was too good for academy ball. By December of the same year, he was a full-time first-team member.

The Brazilian had a frustrating run during his first three seasons and many fans demanded that he be sold.

In that period, he played 118 times across multiple competitions but only scored 14 goals while assisting 23.

Under Carlo Ancelotti, the winger turned over a new leaf in the 2021-22 season. He scored 22 goals and 20 assists in 52 appearances across competitions as Madrid lifted the La Liga and UCL titles.

Vinicius scored the only goal in the Champions League final as the club lifted their 14th Champions League trophy.

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