Vinicius Jr is making great gains in his career of recent. Thanks to his superstar status at Spain’s capital, Madrid.
From next summer, the prolific Brazil youngster and Real Madrid poster boy will join the ranks of the biggest-earning football youngsters like Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham (should the latter complete a move to Real Madrid)
After breaking into Real Madrid first team in 2018, Vinicius Jr has been a revelation at Madrid. He has scored a total of 45 goals for the LaLiga champions in his last two seasons for the club, including netting the winner in Real Madrid’s Champions League final win over Liverpool last year.
Vinicius Jr was also at the heart of Real Madrid’s dominant LaLiga run last season. He netted 17 times in 35 LaLiga appearances and bagged 10 assists to ease the club’s run to LaLiga triumph.
This season, the 22-year-old is not downing tools. He has 10 LaLiga goals with 9 assists in 31 appearances so far.
He has also racked up 7 Champions League goals for the club. Despite Real Madrid Champions League and LaLiga blackout this season, Vinicius Jr has established himself as a promising youngster, tipped to dominate the game in years to come.
He is now on the brink of breaking into one of the richest young footballers in the world circle.
He is one of the top earners at Real Madrid but his weekly wages is below the likes of Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, and Eden Hazard who are earning roughly above £300,000 weekly at the club.
The Brazil youngster is just few dollars down the wage pecking. He is earning £292,000 weekly at Real Madrid.
However, he is set to overtake Benzema, and all Real Madrid’s high-earning cohorts. Vinicius Jr’s contract will run out at the end of next summer.
Real Madrid are now making plans to renew his contract and extend his stay at the club untill 2027.
Sources close to the club reveal Real Madrid will make Vinicius Jr’s contract renewal one of the rollercoaster club presentations this summer at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The club are reportedly ready to increase his weekly wage at least by £100,000 which will see him close in on almost £400,000 weekly wage – the highest ever wage bill for a young footballer.
Moreover, Daily Mail reports, Vincius Jr is also set to land a new boot deal after he ended his contract with Nike following difference over pay.
Nike has been a frontline sport brand sponsoring Vinicius Jr and Erling since they were teenagers. Haaland is currently on a 10-year contract with the sports brand earning roughly £25m every season.
Futballnews understands Vinicius Jr earned £7m every season (far below what Erling Haaland is earning with the brand) as was on a renewed 10-year contract which was brokered in 2018 to last through 2028.
According to reports, Nike did not envisaged Vinicius Jr immense career progress and have been reluctant to revise the terms of agreement as called by the Brazil youngster.
Earlier this year, Vinicius Jr was forced to dump the brand with reports emerging Puma and Adidas are lining up competitive offers estimated to worth £20m every year for him.
When added to his anticipated new contract with Real Madrid and the expected increase in his weekly wage, Vinicius Jr is enroute to cash out on his superstar status from next summer. Cheers to his career gains.
How many LaLiga goals and assists does Vinicius Jr score for Real Madrid this season?
Vinicius Jr has scored 17 LaLiga goals for Real Madrid this season. He has bagged 10 assists for the club.
When will Vinicius Jr’s Real Madrid contract expire?
Vinicius Jr Real Madrid contract will expire at the end of next summer. He signed a six-year contract with the club in 2018.
What is Vinicius Jr’s Real Madrid shirt number?
Vinicius Jr’s Real Madrid shirt number is 20. He plays as a left-wing attacker for his club.