Vinicius was presented as a Real Madrid player last week and he said he was keen to stay at the club this season and fight for whatever game time he could get. The plan for the Brazilian remains unclear but it seems like he will remain on the club's books for this season and possibly in the first team. On Friday, however, he was registered to play with Real Madrid's Juvenil A - under 19s -side with the Madrid's football federations, a team managed by Dani Poyatos.
The situation means Vinicius, who cost €45 million from Flamengo, can play with the youth team and the first team, or Real Madrid Castilla. His age, 18, means the club can sign him up at youth level and it means he does not take up a spot in the squad at Castilla or in the first team.
Surprisingly, he doesn't appear on the RM website as a member of the first-team squad, or of the Under-19s squad either. However, this doesn't seem to be a decisive factor as on the Madrid Football Federation website, names as surprising as Martin Odegaard, RdT, Valverde and Luca Zidane are listed as being registered as Castilla players.