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Bundesliga defender lavishes praise on Real Madrid superstar: “So calm on the ball, so skilful”



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Speaking in an interview with Alvaro de Grado, Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong has heaped praise on Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Vinicius has grown into a talismanic player for Real Madrid over the past couple of seasons. The Brazilian winger was key to the success that Los Blancos achieved last season and he has once again been one of their best players this term.

So far in 2022/23, Vinicius has racked up a highly impressive tally of 19 goals and 11 assists from 41 games across all competitions. With a fair few matches still left to be played this season, he looks set to surpass his goal tally from last campaign (22).

Naturally, Vinicius has gathered a lot of admirers, with Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong being one among them.

“I love watching Vinicius at Real Madrid: he’s so calm on the ball, so skilful, he never panics. He plays freely, I love it,” Frimpong stated.

“When Vinicius loses the ball, he tries again. In football, when you lose the ball, sometimes you don’t want to try it again. But that never affects Vinicius,” the former Celtic defender added.

Vinicius abilities on the ball have become a main weapon for Real Madrid and something that rivals have come to praise.

Earlier this month, Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo stated that there was no better player in 1v1 situations than Vinicius currently, as he said: “For me today, Vinicius is number one in one-on-one. He is a very good player, very unbalancing.”

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has also been vocal about the quality of his star forward, claiming that the Brazilian will be a part of the club’s history.

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Official: Marco Asensio leaves Real Madrid on a free transfer



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Real Madrid have officially announced that winger Marco Asensio will be leaving the club as a free agent at the end of the season. The Spaniard was between a contract extension and departure for a very long time, and eventually decided it was best for him to leave.

Asensio joined Madrid eight years ago, as a 20-year-old, and was loaned out to Espanyol during his first season in the top flight, where he scored four goals and gave ten assists across 34 appearances.

He has since been a key member of Real Madrid’s team, often dropping in and out of starting lineups, though. During his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Asensio has won three UEFA Champions Leagues, four FIFA Club World Cups, three La Ligas, and three European Super Cups.

“Real Madrid fans will never forget their path and their exemplary behaviors during all this time. Madrid is, and will always be, his home,” the farewell announcement said.

Now, rumours suggest that Asensio will heading to Paris to join PSG on a Bosman move.

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