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Real Madrid have found their own Neymar Jr.

Real Madrid CF have been trying to build a new breed of Galacticos for a few years now, but they have been conservative when it comes to signing big names in the past two seasons. However, that strategy has appeared to have paid off, with young Brazilian Vinicius Jr. now drawing comparisons to his superstar compatriot, Neymar Jr.

It took Vinicius a couple of years to flourish since his arrival at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in 2018. He got his break under the tutelage of former manager Santiago Solari, who had the confidence to push him into first-team action after getting to know him during their time together at Real Madrid Castilla.

It was very clear that Vini Jr. had raw talent, but he struggled with finishing and composure in front of the goal. He received a lot of criticism for his excessive dribbling and wasted chances throughout the 2020-21 season, but he came on the pitch a new man this season.

The 21-year-old has already scored five goals in five appearances this early in the campaign, and is only behind teammate Karim Benzema in the La Liga goal leaderboard. What’s more, the French number 9 has formed a strong partnership with the youngster, making the Real Madrid attack more dangerous than it has been since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.