Former Barcelona icon Dani Alves has heaped praise on Real Madrid youngster Vinicius Junior, terming him one of the most exciting young players.
Vinicius was signed by the Spanish giants in 2018 from Flamengo but was allowed to continue his growth until the end of the season.
He made the jump to Spain in the summer transfer window and caught the eye of many football fans with his performances for Real during the preseason.
Alves, who has had a hugely successful career with Barcelona, PSG and Juventus believe his Brazilian counterpart will grow into one of the best players in the world.
“I would have to say Vinicius Junior from Real Madrid,” he said when asked to name the most promising player by Business Insider.
“There are some players that are born with the talent and for sure he is one of them.
“I had the chance to watch him play closely, with the Brazil national team – I’m positive we will see and hear a lot more about him soon,”
The 19-year-old, who cost Madrid £40m, is expected to be ushered into the senior team gradually but faces a challenge to break into the team owing to their wealth of talent.