While writing for AS, journalist Sergio Lopez de Vicente has claimed that last year, Vinicius Jr renewed his contract with Real Madrid until 2027, and as part of his new deal, the Los Blancos have shielded their young forward by putting in an anti-Saudi Arabia release clause of €1 billion.
Vicente claims that the events of signing the new contract took place in the months of September and October last year, but the official announcement of the same will only be made once he is back from his vacation.
Interestingly enough, Real Madrid have said to have kept this information very private as not even the official partners have been notified of the same. The secrecy behind the same is because, from the club’s offices, it is believed that the future of the team passes through Vini.
The management wants the Brazilian to be the face of future projects and there will be no bargain in that matter. To execute the plan of action, the left-winger will be given more responsibilities from the next season and he will bear the torch after Karim Benzema’s exit.
This can be understood by the fact that the Brazilian was given the iconic number 7 shirt in the recent revamp. So far, neither Mariano nor Eden Hazard managed to do justice to the iconic figure after Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit, but the management does have high expectations from Vinicius.
Meanwhile, Vicente also writes that even if Real Madrid acquire Kylian Mbappe this summer, the Frenchman’s position will be anywhere but on the left. The team from the capital city is very clear about the idea that the left wing belongs to Vinicius no matter what.
On paper, Vinicius ends his current Real Madrid contract in 2024 but in reality, he has already committed his future until 2027, the official announcement of which will be made once he returns.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.