Former Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedorf has predicted that €100 million duo Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo will not succeed at the La Liga club, pointing to previous teenage signings who failed to make an impression at the Bernabeu and had to move elsewhere to further their careers.
A €45m signing from Flamengo Vinicius, 18, is joining up with Madrid's senior team ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, while current Santos starlet Rodrygo, 17, has agreed a €54m deal to join next summer.
Real Madrid-bound forward Vinicius Jr. said that he and Rodrygo would benefit from having Neymar, their fellow Brazilian, at the club.
Vinicius Jr. is due to link up with Madrid next month for preseason training, with FIFA rules having mandated that he waits until he turns 18 before finalising a €45 million transfer agreed last summer with Flamengo.
Rodrygo, meanwhile, agreed a €54m move from Santos for next summer, and Madrid president Florentino Perez remains keen on adding Neymar...
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has been cleared to play at the World Cup by a Swiss supreme court judge despite his ban for doping, in a career-defining legal victory ahead of the tournament in Russia.
Switzerland's supreme court on Thursday granted an interim order to freeze Guerrero's 14-month ban for a positive test for cocaine metabolites at a World Cup qualifier against Argentina last October, which he said was accidentally consumed in tea.
"As a result, Paolo Guerrero can take part in the...
Vinicius Junior chose to sign with Real Madrid over fierce rivals Barcelona "because it's the biggest club," the highly touted teenager told ESPN Brazil.
Last year, Real beat a number of suitors including Barca to sign a 16-year-old Vinicius -- who has been called the "NextNeymar" -- for a record €45 million fee, despite the youth standout having yet to play a senior match with Flamengo.
Considered the eventual heir to the PSG superstar with the national team, the Rio de Janeiro native...
LIMA, Peru -- Peru President Martin Vizcarra wants state authorities to help Paolo Guerrero try to overturn a doping ban which forces the national team captain to miss the country's first World Cup in 36 years.
Vizcarra asked the government and Peru's ambassador to Switzerland on Wednesday to be ready to help Guerrero challenge his ban at the Swiss supreme court.
Guerrero can ask federal judges to study a ruling announced on Monday by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport which banned him...