Real Madrid Set To Offer Forward A World Record Seven-Year Contract With A £940m Release Clause
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Real Madrid are set to offer Vinicius Junior a new world record contract extension, one that carries with it a remarkable £940 million release clause.
The 21-year-old has been in fine form for Carlo Ancelotti this season, scoring nine goals in 16 appearances, becoming virtually undroppable in the process.
Vinicius' current deal doesn't run out until 2025, but Real are seemingly in a hurry to improve his terms already.
The forward arrived in Spain in the summer of 2018, and almost immediately began turning heads after scoring in his debut La Liga season.
He, alongside fellow Brazilian Rodrygo, is very much regarded as the future of the club, so much so that superstars like Eden Hazard are struggling for game time in Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to secure his long-term future, thereby preventing any other club from registering their interest.
A massive release clause of £940million, according to ABC Spain, shows how highly they rate the youngster.
Moreover, if Vinicius does sign the contract, it will become the highest release clause fee in world football.
Real Madrid have made high release clauses an integral cornerstone of any contract re-negotiation with a star squad member.
As a result of that policy, seven of the players with the highest release clauses in the world are at Real - including Vinicius.
It is believed the youngster is keen to stay at the Bernabeu, meaning there should be no problem negotiating his salary.
The La Liga giants are hoping to ward off interest from the likes of Paris St Germain and Newcastle United, with the latter recently being taken over by the supremely wealthy Saudi Public Investment Fund.
And although reports last summer reports suggested the winger was offered to Manchester United as part of the deal that saw Raphael Varane leave, it now seems as if that was pure speculation.