Journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that there is absolutely no way that Vinicius Jr will leave Real Madrid after the recent racism row involving Valencia fans. He also believes that the team from the capital city will soon announce a contract extension for the Brazil international.
“Vini Jr leaving Real Madrid? IMPOSSIBLE,” Romano told CBS Sports Golazo (h/t Madrid Xtra).
“Get ready in Real Madrid’s Twitter account because I think in the next few days/weeks, Vini Jr’s renewal will be officially announced,” he added.
Vinicius Jr was in the thick of an ugly incident involving racial abuse from the Valencia fans during Madrid’s away trip to Mestalla last weekend. In the events that followed, several media houses claimed that the Brazilian might as well have played his last game for Madrid.
This is mostly because racial slurs targeted towards Vinicius have been a regular occurrence in La Liga. The player, however, has kept his head high and it is said that he is 100% committed to Real Madrid and has no intention of leaving Santiago Bernabeu.
“Vinicius loves football and Real Madrid. His love for the club is very strong and he wants to continue his career with this team. I don’t think leaving has crossed his mind,” said Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the Rayo Vallecano game.
Interestingly enough, Vinicius has reaffirmed his desire to stay at Real Madrid to his entourages, who happen to be extremely worried about the racist abuse he has suffered and the lack of support he has received from the referees.
As a result, Romano confirms that Real Madrid are prepared to fight against this issue in a very strong way to help all the players. They will fight racism together with the players and the recent incident will certainly not affect the future arrival of Jude Bellingham.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.