After speculation in the Premier League, Vinícius Júnior has broken his silence and shared his plans regarding Real Madrid. Following episodes of discrimination from opposing fans in La Liga during the last season, many assumptions arose about a possible departure of the Brazilian player.
In a recent interview, the forward stated that his priority remains Real Madrid and that he is not considering a move at the moment. According to information from journalist Fabrizio Romano, Vinícius Júnior is about to announce the renewal of his contract with the Madrid-based club.
Both parties had previously reached an agreement, and the renewal was supposed to have been officially announced last week but was postponed due to internal issues. The journalist mentioned that a new announcement is in preparation, and behind the scenes, Real Madrid has already confirmed the existence of this agreement.
Vinícius Júnior’s new release clause is substantial
According to the Spanish sports press, the new contract will be valid until 2027, and Vinícius Júnior’s release clause is set at approximately 1 billion euros, which deters the interest of other major European clubs in his signing.
Currently, Vinícius Júnior is the primary reference in Real Madrid’s attack and has excelled as one of the top players in Europe, serving as a crucial asset for both the club and the Brazilian national team.
Over 232 appearances for the Real Madrid first team, the forward has already scored 63 goals and recorded 70 assists. His most recent assist came in the Copa del Rey final against Osasuna, showcasing his return to top form after recovering from an injury.
In his fourth season at Real Madrid, Vinícius Júnior has accumulated eight titles, including two FIFA Club World Cups (in 2018 and 2022), two Spanish Super Cups (in 2019/20 and 2021/22), two La Liga titles (in 2019/20 and 2021/22), the UEFA Champions League (in 2021/22), and the Copa del Rey (in 2022/2023).