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I had 48 hours to chose between Madrid, Barcelona – Vinicius Jnr

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Vinicius Junior has revealed Barcelona were interested in signing him but he opted to join bitter foes Real Madrid after being given just two days to make a decision.

The Brazil international officially arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu in July 2018, a year after Madrid agreed a reported £38.7million deal with Flamengo.

He has yet to hit double figures for the club in terms of goals but was on target in March’s huge 2-0 win over LaLiga title rivals Barcelona.

However, things could have been a lot different for Vinicius as the winger was offered the chance to join Barca in 2017.

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“I had proposals from Barca and Madrid and only had two days to choose,” he said in Real Madrid TV documentary ‘Campo de Estrellas’.

“I see myself in Madrid for a long time, winning everything and being very successful.”

Vinicius, who is rumoured to be a target for Manchester United, remains grateful to former club Flamengo for giving him a platform to showcase his talent.

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“I come from Sao Goncalo, which is a very dangerous place,” he said.

“They always helped me when I didn’t have money to pay for the academy and they let me train for a long time without paying.

“My father went to work in Sao Paulo so that I would have money to train and play soccer.”

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