‘He’s my idol’ – Vinicius on taking number of Real Madrid legend

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Vinicius Jr will wear the No. 7 shirt for Real Madrid from next season.

The Brazilian has picked up the 7 jersey, after wearing No. 20 last season.

For Vinicius, it’s a privilege to don the jersey of his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I’m very grateful to wear this jersey that many other great players have worn,” said Vinicius Jr.

“I am inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo because I’ve watched all of his games and he marked an era at the club.

“He’s an idol for me.”