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'New Ronaldo' Alipio Duarte Brandao thrilled with Real Madrid deal

Alipio Duarte Brandao is thrilled to be joining Real Madrid.

The Brazilian has been likened to former Real star Ronaldo and joins from Portugal's Rio Ave.

Alipio will first train with the Castilla and declared: "My main features are ability, speed and goalscoring. I know that Ronaldo played at Real Madrid and I hope to reach his level. He's my idol.

"I've talked to Pepe. He has given me his support and told me he will help me."

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