Real Madrid target admits Cristiano Ronaldo is his idol

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United walks off after the 0-0 draw during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 16, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United walks off after the 0-0 draw during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 16, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid have done a tremendous job when it comes to identifying and signing some of the best young players from Brazil in recent years. The two best examples of this strategy are Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, both of whom were signed as teenagers and have developed into first-team stars at Real Madrid.

In the case of Vinicius, he has become one of the best in the game, and even scored the Champions League winner vs Liverpool last season. On the other hand, Rodrygo is showing potential that he can be a brilliant player as well and is on the verge of his breakout season.

Naturally, it does not look like Real Madrid will move away from their policy of signing Brazilian wonderkids. The name of Endrick has been heavily linked, but another player that they are believed to be interested in is 17-year-old Vitor Roque of Athletico Paranaense.

Interestingly, Roque has admitted to Real Madrid legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, being his inspiration. As reported by Mundo Deportivo, the youngster said:

"“I really like Cristiano, he is an inspiration for his work, he is an inspiration as a child.”"

Real Madrid target admits that Ronaldo is his inspiration

Roque is just 17 years of age and has made an impression with his performances in Brazil. Real Madrid are not the only club believed to be interested in him though, with the likes of Barcelona and Juventus also being linked.

It will be interesting to see where he ends up, although the patience and expertise that Real Madrid showcased in developing the likes of Vinicius, Federico Valverde and Rodrygo, could hand them a major advantage over others when it comes to signing South American talents.

Another reason for Los Blancos to pursue the move could be the fact that they are now set to have all three of their non-EU spots available, with Eder Militao and Rodrygo receiving Spanish citizenship recently.

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