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22-year-old Real Madrid sensation sets 30-goal target for himself this season

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Vinicius Junior enjoyed a dream campaign in 2021/22 as he, along with Karim Benzema, played a huge role in Real Madrid’s La Liga and UEFA Champions League triumph.

The 22-year-old Brazilian sensation plundered 22 goals in 52 matches across all competitions while also registering 20 assists. He also scored the only goal of the game in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

In the process, he finished as Los Blancos’ second-highest goalscorer in the season, with only Karim Benzema managing a better tally than the twinkle-toed Brazilian.

After a slow start to life in Madrid, Vinicius has soared high and is living up to the billing of the next big thing in football. With the rising stature, the 22-year-old is now showing a rise in ambition to go with it.

Indeed, as reported by MARCA, after enjoying the most prolific season of his career to date in 2021/22, Vinicius Junior now wants to breach the 30-goal mark in the ongoing campaign.

He has already made a bright start to the 2022/23 term, having netted two goals and set up two more from four matches across all competitions.

The Brazilian speedster’s confidence is soaring high at the moment and with the way he has started the campaign, one would not put it past him to achieve his ambitions and reach his targets.

Vinicius was awarded the Best Young Player of the Year by UEFA and if he continues to perform this way, more accolades will follow him in the coming years.

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‘We will see’ – PSG manager coy on Kylian Mbappe’s future

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Paris Saint-Germain manager Luis Enrique has asked for patience regarding Kylian Mbappe’s future, saying that everyone must wait for the player and PSG to make an official announcement.

Now that the Ligue 1 team has qualified for the UEFA Champions League semi-final, the player is rightly expected to focus on the continental glory, keeping aside his impending move to Real Madrid.

Speaking after his side’s 4-1 win over Barcelona in the UCL quarter-final, Enrique said that he cannot comment on anything unless Mbappe himself releases a statement.

“Let’s wait for Kylian to speak about his future. When Mbappe and PSG will speak in public, we will see,” said Enrique as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.

“It’s like a process. Until Mbappe goes and speaks in public, I’m just here waiting and staying silent,” he added.

What’s going on with Mbappe?

Mbappe’s time with PSG is coming to an end as his contract expires this season, and if reports are to be believed, he has chosen to depart as a free agent.

Reports suggest he is set to join Real Madrid, with rumours of a contract already in place.

Kylian Mbappe scored two goals against Barcelona. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Now, it was suggested that PSG’s elimination from the Champions League could have hastened the process, potentially bringing Mbappe’s move to Madrid closer. 

However, their qualification for the semi-final, and the chance of facing Real Madrid in the final, mean any official announcement will likely be delayed.

As for the player, he revealed after the match that his future will not change even if PSG go on to win the UEFA Champions League. 

“Playing for the team from my country’s capital is very special, I dreamed of these play-offs when I came to PSG. It’s a great day for the club,” said the forward.

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