Real Madrid: Will it lose a Latin American player due to terrorism?

A promising Brazilian player could rethink his signing for the club 'merengue' due to this constant threat

Real Madrid: Will it lose a Latin American player due to terrorism?

Real Madrid is betting on buying young players with a great future and at a low price. Isco Alarcón, Marco Asensio, Theo Hernandez, Dani Ceballos, Mateo Kovačić and Jesús Vallejo are on average 22 years old and all, except Isco, have not been in the club for more than 3 years.

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One of the next additions is Brazil's only 17-year-old Vinícius Júnior, who was signed by Real Madrid when he was just 16 years old thanks to his splendid future, although he continued on loan at Flamengo in his country for a short time, because is expected to arrive at Real Madrid very soon. However, the constant terrorist attacks aimed at different European countries could condition the arrival of the Brazilian star.

Overflowed terrorism

France, England, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Sweden, among other countries, have been the epicenters of more than 20 terrorist attacks in the last two years. On the other hand, the war in Ukraine and the conflict in Syria, where there is a presence of great European powers, generate a gloomy atmosphere throughout the old continent. Fear has gripped people, and footballers are not unaware of this situation.

1 year ago the bus of the German team Borussia Dortmund was attacked with explosives when it was heading to the stadium for the quarter-final match of the Champions League against AS Monaco. The Spanish defender Marc Bartra was injured in that attack. The authorities link this attack to extremist Islamic groups.

Vinícius Júnior signed for Real Madrid in May 2017, although the club let the player stay for a while longer in the Flamengo of Brazil as a loan. Vinícius took advantage of that time to continue evolving in his game, so it is only a matter of time before he arrives at the Spanish club. However, the growing terrorist activity in Europe of different armed groups has made the Brazilian afraid to tread the old continent.

His next arrival in Europe is a great concern for Vinícius Júnior, because he is afraid of going anywhere. "I am worried about terrorism because I do not know what to do, where to run. It is not a problem that can be predicted. It's very hard, "Vinícius said in an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian.

Protector of his family

This is an important situation that creates conflict in the Brazilian because he has just used his great talent in football to keep his family away from violence. "Taking my family out of Sao Gonçalo is one of the best decisions I've made in my life. I've lived there for 13 years, I know how hard it is to live there. I have seen many shootings because I lived near a favela. I have feared for my brother and what might happen. The dream of many people like me, in a poor reality, is to move to a better place with better conditions, "said the young Brazilian promise.

His biggest concern is terrorism in Europe, although racism around the world could also condition his arrival at Real Madrid. "It is very sad. The main problem is not me, my family worries me. Football can have a problem with racism bigger than society itself, because there is a lot of envy in football and my family suffers a lot. I do not suffer racist abuse on a daily basis because people know me, but my family suffers, "said Vinícius.

The Brazilian also called for the maximum entity of world football to spare no effort in the fight against racism. "I think that FIFA could react more strongly when there is a problem, there are a lot of children watching football and they just want to see a good match, not racism. It is a bad issue that affects the game and our society, "he added.

A young Latin American promises to deploy all his talent in Europe at the hands of Real Madrid, but that promise could be compromised by the unstable and dangerous conditions of the entire world. Terrorism and racism could stop the future of a Brazilian pearl, so it is essential that insecurity and bad social practices be eradicated in such a way that any activity, including sport, is safe and possible.


LatinAmerican Post | Javier Aldana

Translated from "Real Madrid: ¿Perderá un fichaje latinoamericano por culpa del terrorismo?"


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