Vinicius Junior

Vinicius Junior has the personality required to thrive at a club like Real Madrid, according to Emilio Butragueno.

Vinicius Junior.

The 18-year-old enjoyed another fine performance on Wednesday, contributing a goal and an assist in Madrid’s 3-0 home win over Leganes in the first leg of the Copa del Rey last-16 meeting.

The Champions League holders will hope Vinicius helps to fill the void left by record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in a €112million move in July.

And club legend Butragueno, who won six LaLiga crowns in 11 years at the Santiago Bernabeu, has been suitably impressed by Vinicius.

“To play like this in this stadium you have to have personality, especially when you’re a striker,” he told beIN Sports.

“We must not forget that he is 18 years old.”