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The 21-year-old Brazilian, who scored the only goal in last month's Champions League final win against Liverpool, recently confirmed his decision to sign a new contract at Los Blancos.
In an interview with Sportv, the former Flamengo player said: "I will continue at the biggest club in the world. This is just the beginning. I have many things to conquer. I hope to have many trophies at the end of my career."
In 21/22, Vinicius Jr. was in the top 3% of FWDs across Europe’s big 5 leagues and major comps for [p90]:— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) June 16, 2022
• final-third touches [38.94]
• prog. carries [13.03]
• succ. take-ons [3.29]
• carries into box [3.22]
• goal-creating actions [0.86]
Worthy of his new contract. 🇧🇷⭐️ pic.twitter.com/euifO208lI
Vinicius is set to pen a five-year deal at the Bernabeu in the coming weeks, according to reports, and will earn a reported €10 million per year, which is just under €200,000 per week.
His new contract, which will likely include a €1 billion release clause, is a big increase on his previous deal with the La Liga winners.
He was, according to Goal, one of the lowest paid players at Real Madrid, earning €3.2m per season.
That sum rises to €4m when bonuses are taken into account, but that current wage means he is on a similar sum to the likes of Andriy Lunin, Jesus Vallejo and Dani Ceballos.
That will, of course, change in the coming weeks when he signs a new deal.
It also appears that a number of clubs tried their best to lure Vinicius away from Madrid with big money offers.
PSG have asked Vinicius not to extend his contract with Real Madrid! ❌😳— PF | Transfer News (@PurelyFootball) June 19, 2022
PSG executives promised him:
✅ Salary of €40M per year 🤑
✅ Huge signing bonus 💰
✅ Business opportunities in Qatar pic.twitter.com/zhctTOpBQh
Clearly the Brazilian wants to stay in Madrid. "I turned professional when I was 16 and I wasn't fully formed yet," the Brazilian told Sportv.
"Real represented a huge pressure, but I had the help of Benzema, Marcelo and Casemiro, who are very experienced players. I've been developing all the time. This season has been good, so I hope the next one will be better."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/vinijr - Alamy
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