Real Madrid have completed their move for promising Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior from Flamengo.
Madrid announced they had signed the 16-year-old on Tuesday, effective in July 2018 when the forward turns 18. FIFA youth transfer regulations do not allow international transfers of players under 18, with few exceptions.
The plan is for Vinicius to remain with Flamengo for another year after until 2019, but he can move to Madrid earlier if both sides agree, the Spanish club said in a statement.
Graham Hunter looks back on the best of the 2016-17 La Liga campaign in Spain and offers up a glimpse of what could happen in 2017-18.
That the Spanish title was won by a buccaneering, attacking and thrilling team is a beautiful thing to announce. Real Madrid aren't simply La Liga champions, they are identifiable proof that if there is any response to the possession-based football which, via Barcelona, has dominated Spain's top flight for almost a decade, then it's this.
Talk about rain on your parade. Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Luka Modric had their La Liga title celebrations dampened on Sunday when they discovered that the champions are not presented with their trophy until months have passed.
Their teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, however, was not surprised at the lack of organisation among Spain's footballing officialdom.
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Pepe says he will wait "until the very last" in the hope of getting a new contract from Real Madrid this summer.
Pepe, 34, has won three La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey and two Champions League trophies since joining Madrid from Benfica in 2007 for €30 million.
The Portugal international's contract ends this June, and with no sign yet of an extension being agreed with Madrid, local reports say he has received offers from Chinese club Hebei Fortune, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan.