REAL Madrid have officially signed a young right-back from Brazil, Vinicius Tobias from Shakhtar Donetsk, Thursday (31/3).
According to Spanish media reports Diario AS, Tobias joined El Real on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy 18 million euros (approximately IDR 286 billion).
Apart from Real Madrid, their city rivals Atletico have also been eyeing the young Brazilian talent.
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Vinicius was planned to be brought in to play with Real Madrid’s Castilla team before being promoted to the first team.
The 18-year-old only joined Shakhtar Donetsk in January from Brazilian side Internacional. However, his career was hampered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the end of February.
Madrid was able to sign the defender due to the decision taken by FIFA to allow the transfer of players from Russian and Ukrainian clubs, given the ongoing conflict between the two countries.
Vinicius can be a solution to the right-back problem that Real Madrid is currently experiencing.
Real Madrid only has one pure right-back, namely Dani Carvajal. Coach Carlo Ancelotti sometimes puts Nacho and Lucas Vazquez in that position. (Ant/OL-1)