Real Madrid ‘are yet to open contract talks with Vinicius Jr’, with the youngster ‘one of the five LOWEST-PAID players at the club’… despite hitting five goals in just seven games so far this season
- Real Madrid are yet to open talk with Vinicus Jr over a new contract
- The Brazilian is reportedly one of the five lowest earners at the Spanish giants
- He took a pay-cut in midst of financial insecurity over the COVID-19 pandemic
- Vinicius has started this season in fine form, scoring five goals in seven games
Real Madrid are reportedly yet to open talks with the in-form Vinicius Jr over a contract extension, despite the forward being one of the five lowest earners at the club.
Vinicius joined Real from Brazilian side Flamengo in 2018 for £39.4million (46million Euros), becoming the second most expensive Brazilian player at the time, at the age of 18.
The Brazil international has made huge strides this season, scoring five La Liga goals in just seven appearances – his biggest haul for the club.
Real Madrid are yet to open talks with Vinicius Jr over a contract extension
Vinicius has been in fine form this season, scoring five goals in just seven league appearances
However, despite his form this season, the 21-year-old is still one of the five lowest earners at the club, according to Goal, and talks over a new contract have not started.
Vinicius currently earns £2.7m (3.2m Euros) every season after taking a pay-cut due to financial insecurities at Real over the COVID-19 pandemic.
His current earnings put him alongside Jesus Vallejo, Andriy Lunin and former Arsenal loanee Dani Ceballos in the club’s wage charts.
Vinicius current Real contract will expire in 2024 and he has an eye-watering £428m release clause.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has been praised for Vinicius’ improvements this season and the Italian heaped praise on the forward last week. He said: ‘At the game level I see a player with impressive one-on-one ability.
Carlo Ancelotti has been praised for Vinicius’ huge improvements this season
‘Today’s Vinicius is the same that I saw when he was not here, what happens is that this season he started scoring and that has given him confidence.
‘I am not a magician, just a coach who has to give players the confidence they need to express their qualities.
‘Vinicius has taken the team on our backs on several occasions and at this moment is what he has to do, when he is more veteran he will be able to put his character and experience.’