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Roberto Carlos names Brazil’s next superstar  

Legendary former Brazil left-back Roberto Carlos has heaped praise on Real Madrid starlet Vinicius Junior. The former Flamengo youngster joined the Galacticos this summer and has played three games from the bench so far.

Despite playing so little, Carlos, who is now a commentator for Real Madrid’s official TV channel, believes that the teenager for who the Merengues paid a mammoth €45 million will become a superstar one day.

'Vinicius will be a superstar, but he has to be given time because he is still very young. He is getting a lot of experience at Real Madrid,' he said.

He then added his belief that the youngster possesses the quality to play in the first team and will certainly show what he is capable of in the coming years.

'It might seem that he is ready to play in the first team, but for the moment he is going through the affiliated teams. I am sure that in a few years he will be demonstrating the great promise he is.”

Speaking about Madrid not signing a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, the former Galactico defended the decision of the Blancos and claimed that the club still have some great players and that isn’t a trait of Florentino Perez to sign players for the sake of it.

“At the club, there are some very good footballers even after Cristiano Ronaldo left. The president Florentino Perez stays calm and doesn’t rush to sign players for the sake of it.

“It is up to the club if they want to sign a player and it is important they identify players who can fit into the team’s style of play. If they find a player, then they will have to make a decision to try and sign him.”

Right now, however, the Galacticos do look like they need someone to replace the goals that are now missing with the Portuguese’s absence.

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