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Ronaldo: Vinicius joined by legend in Real Madrid unveiling

Ronaldo: Vinicius joined by legend in Real Madrid unveiling

SUSANA VERA

Reuters

The former Real Madrid star, now a club ambassador, was on hand to guide the youngster through his official presentation at the Bernabéu.

Brazilian starlet Vinicius was accompanied by compatriot and former Real Madrid star Ronaldo Nazário in his official unveiling by the LaLiga giants on Friday.

Real Madrid new boy Vinicius supported by Brazil legend

Vinicius, who was signed by Real in a 45m-euro deal last May, arrived at the club this week after turning 18, and is set to remain at the club next season despite recent suggestions that he could be sent out on loan to gain experience elswhere.

Ronaldo could be seen by Vinicius' side throughout the youngster's presentation at the Bernabéu, which saw the Flamengo youth product speak his first public words as a Real player before being paraded in front of the club's fans out on the pitch.

Tells Vinicius: "I wish you all the best at Real Madrid"

The two-time Ballon d'Or winner was also on hand to introduce the new recruit at his post-unveiling press conference, telling him: "I wish you all the best at Real Madrid - we're all here to look after to you and make sure you have everything you need. Welcome and good luck!

Ronaldo now a Real Madrid club ambassador

Having spent five years as a Real Madrid player between 2002 and 2007, Ronaldo recently agreed to become an ambassador for Los Blancos, as well as accepting the role of adviser to the club's president, Florentino Pérez.

The legend is an influential figure among the footballing stars who have emerged in Brazil in recent times, having even owned part of Neymar's image rights through his company 9ine, and established a close relationship with Gabriel Jesús.

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