Teenager arrives from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed that Vinicius Tobias has signed for Real Madrid. The 18-year-old Br azilian full back joins Los Blancos on loan until the end of the season and will play for Castilla.
Vinicius only signed for Shakhtar in January, but was unable to debut for the Ukrainians due to the conflict with Russia.
FIFA since allowed players in the Ukrainian league to move outside of the winter window, permitting Real Madrid to make their move.
Real Madrid have the option to make the signing of Vinicius permanent should they impressed with his performances in the reserve side.
While Los Blancos have a limited number of non-EU passport holders that they can incorporate into the side, there is the fact that Vinicius Jr is awaiting Spanish citizenship and that the right back position is also a position that needs strengthening.
Madrid have a long history of Br azilian full backs, including legendary figures Roberto Carlos and Marcelo to useful squad players like Cicinho.