Vinicius Jr was close to Barcelona move, “Real Madrid didn’t even know him”

Vinicius Jr was close to Barcelona move, “Real Madrid didn’t even know him”

Football agent Andre Cury, a former scout of FC Barcelona in Brazil, revealed that Vinicius Jr was on the verge of joining Barcelona before he ultimately decided to move to Real Madrid in 2017.

 Vinicius, who was a relatively unknown 17-year-old talent at the time, was signed by Real Madrid from Flamengo for €46 million. Since arriving in Spain in 2018, he has become one of the biggest stars in the sport, achieving remarkable success at the Santiago Bernabeu. 

However, Cury claims that Barcelona had the opportunity to secure Vinicius’s signature but lost out to Real Madrid due to the influence of his agents.

“Vinicius went to Madrid because his agents chose him. We had been working on the signing for three years and his agents betrayed us,” Cury told El Larguero.

In addition, the football agent also mentioned that Real Madrid had no prior knowledge of Vinicius and that the young winger was actually a fan of Barcelona.

 In fact, he was so passionate about Barcelona that he had shed tears when the team achieved a remarkable 6-1 victory over PSG in the UEFA Champions League some years ago.

“Madrid didn’t even know the player. He told me he cried at the 6-1 win over PSG. He told me,” Cury added.

Despite the initial interest from Barcelona, Vinicius ultimately chose to sign for Real Madrid and has now become a prominent figure in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad. On his 23rd birthday, he was bestowed with the prestigious No. 7 jersey for the upcoming season. 

Additionally, Vinicius has recently signed a new long-term contract with Real Madrid, which includes significant bonuses tied to the Ballon d’Or and loyalty.

Vinicius Jr was close to Barcelona move, “Real Madrid didn’t even know him”

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