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Vinicius Jr’s agent claims he could spend entire career at Real Madrid: “There’s a big chance”
Speaking exclusively to The Telegraph, Frederico Pena, the agent of Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr, has claimed that the 22-year-old forward could spend his entire career at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Having moved to Real Madrid in 2018, at the age of 18, Vinicius has grown into one of the most dangerous forwards in Europe, especially over the past couple of years.
The Brazilian international played a crucial part in the Merengues’ La Liga and UEFA Champions League double triumph last season and has enjoyed another spectacular campaign so far in 2022/23.
The 22-year-old is understood to have signed a new contract with Real Madrid until the summer of 2027 with a mammoth €1bn release clause even though it has not been officially announced as of yet.
And, his agent Pena has claimed that Vinicius could end up being a one-club man for his career, saying:
“Vini is very close with Real Madrid and he’s so happy there. He’s very at ease, he loves the club. He’s been there so long, he’s kind of turned into a man there.”
“But will he one day leave Real Madrid or will he be a one-club kind of player? I would tell you right now there’s a big chance that he’s the kind of player who stays in one club and makes history there and stays there for 15-plus years.”
Talking about a possible move to the Premier League for Vinicius in the future, his agent added:
“I can’t really see that happening right now, but who knows, these things change in football and there’s things you would never imagine seeing that happen.
“I would just say if he were to leave Real Madrid someday, it would make no sense for it to be somewhere other than the Premier League.”
Real Madrid are interested in signing Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland in the future while Jude Bellingham is also likely to arrive this summer to team up with Vinicius, ushering in a new ‘Galacticos’ era at the club.
Talking about such a possibility, Pena said: “I think we’ll go back to a time where there’s a bigger group of players who will be in that spotlight.
For instance, Haaland is playing in the Premier League, which has the biggest global reach and that will play a part. But Haaland plays for Norway who are not fighting for the World Cup, so I think we will go back to a healthy time like when there was Ronaldo and Zidane and Ronaldinho, and other players.
“Vini is such a professional athlete and he’s so disciplined, I think he will be at that level for the next decade and more, but I don’t think it will only be those three players (Vinicius, Haaland, and Mbappe). I think it will evolve in a different way.”
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Real Madrid’s interest in €70 million-rated left-back is ‘serious’ – report
Even though Fran Garcia will be arriving to bolster the left-back slot, MARCA (h/t Madrid Xtra) is reporting that Real Madrid’s interest in Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies is ‘serious’.
The left-back position emerged as a major issue for Real Madrid during the 2022/23 season as Ferland Mendy spent a large chunk of the campaign out injured. With David Alaba reluctant to reprise the role, manager Carlo Ancelotti had to turn to Nacho and Eduardo Camavinga as options.
Heading into the new season, Real Madrid wish to address this issue. The plan is to offload Ferland Mendy or even possibly use him as a makeweight in the Harry Kane operation.
And, Davies is being targeted to replace the Frenchman. The Canadian international, whose current market value is €70 million, has developed into one of the most reliable left-backs in Europe during his time at Bayern Munich.
Despite having had to deal with injuries, Davies finished the 2022/23 season with a return of three goals and eight assists from 38 matches across all competitions.
The possibility of the 22-year-old pairing up with Vinicius Jr on Real Madrid’s left flank does seem very appealing. And, that is why, Los Blancos are understood to be willing to pay what it takes to sign the Bayern Munich star.
However, the Bavarians have no interest in selling Davies at this moment. He still has two years left on his contract with the German champions which does give them an upper hand.
But if Davies decides not to hold talks over a renewal and pushes for an exit, it could open the door for a possible move from Real Madrid. Even then, Bayern Munich could hold for a steep asking price, but the Merengues could be willing to go the extra mile in their efforts to sign Davies.