Transfer News: Real Madrid snap up Fluminense wonderkid Ramon

Real Madrid have reportedly landed wondrous young striker Ramon from Fluminense on a loan deal till mid 2019, with an option to buy the player for €5 million.

According to an exclusive report from Brazilian publication Globo Esporte, Fluminense striker Ramon has agreed to move to Real Madrid on a loan deal till the summer of 2019. Real Madrid will have an option to make the move permanent by shelling out a sum of €5 million.

The report iterates that Ramon signed the dotted line on Tuesday and is now confirmed to be heading to Spain to join Real Madrid. The 19-year-old will head for Spain next week to complete the pending formalities and a few documentation procedures and join the club’s Castilla squad to train and take part in future matches.

Interestingly, Ramon de Araujo Siqueira, better known as Ramon, is yet to make the senior grade at Fluminense. Yet, he is regarded as a prodigious up-and-coming talent within Brazil and one which Real Madrid have been scouting for a while now.

Back in 2014, when Fluminense had taken part in the Al-Kass Cup, an International Under-17 tournament, Ramon had impressed the onlookers with his display as the Brazilian outfit shocked Barcelona 2-0 in the Quarter-Finals. Ramon has continued to impress, scoring two goals in the Sao Paulo Junior Football Cup this year.

The loan deal to facilitate Ramon’s movement from Fluminense to Real Madrid is reported to be one that will last till the summer of 2019. During the ensuing loan period, Los Blancos are to only pay the 19-year-old’s wages and no other economic compensation.

However, Real Madrid do retain an option to make the loan move permanent for a fee of €5 million, something Ramon would hope to achieve upon his arrival in the Castilla.

Real Madrid are known to recruit from Brazil and have recently signed Brazilian prodigy Vinicius Jr., a player that was chased by a gamut of clubs including Barcelona. The 19-year-old is managed by the same agency as Real Madrid superstar Marcelo, which might have played a role in the deal.

With the club out of options upfront, a brilliant start to life in the Castilla could propel Ramon to the first-team setup soon. Who knows, Ramon might just become, in time, the wildcard option to replace Karim Benzema in attack.

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