Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr has taken over the headlines in Europe over the past few months, owing to his exceptional displays on the pitch and increasing public image.
Real Madrid, the biggest benefactors of the South American’s meteoric rise, are closing in on a contract renewal of their star man.
With a sizable release clause and a hefty incentive in the event that he wins the Ballon d’Or, Madrid are banking on Vinicius as a player to mark history at the Spanish club. He would also receive a significantly high income from the hierarchy as well.
Furthermore, the report points out that the 22-year-old has a loyalty bonus in his contract, which gets triggered if he fulfils his entire contract. Real Madrid believe this is an effective way to tie down their biggest asset in case football’s top clubs come knocking.
Following Karim Benzema’s departure to Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad, Madrid do not want to run the risk of losing another one of their important players, especially with the player still in his prime years.
The Merengues are awaiting Kylian Mbappe’s response and are working tirelessly to acquire his signature. But they have not undermined the key man already at their disposal, deciding to take great care of Vinicius and providing him with a status that goes in tandem with his superstar persona.
After wrapping up the contract extension of the legendary Luka Modric, Los Blancos are diverting all their attention to the Brazilian winger. An agreement has been in place for a long time now and an announcement is likely to be made soon.
Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”
Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.
It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.
After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.
It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.
Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”
On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”
It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:
“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”
Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:
“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”
The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:
“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”
Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:
“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”