Vinicius Junior revealed he chose the “best project” when opting for Real Madrid over Barcelona.
The Brazilian forward, 18, signed for LaLiga giants Madrid in May 2017 before officially making the move from Flamengo in July last year.
Vinicius said Barca had offered him more money, but his decision was based on what he felt was a better move.
“My father never told me of interest until Barcelona and Real Madrid,” he told Cadena SER.
“Then we visited both clubs and liked them both.
“Barcelona wanted to pay more, but we wanted the best project and Marcelo and Casemiro spoke to me and helped me decide.”