Real Madrid set to insert ‘anti-state-club clause’ into Vinicius Junior’s new contract

Champions League winner Vinicius Junior has been offered a new contract by Real Madrid, and it includes a whopping release clause designed to fend off interest from state-owned clubs, according to reports.

Over the past couple of seasons, Vinicius has become an integral member of Real Madrid’s squad. The Brazilian winger has grown into the talented attacker he was touted to be when he joined the Spanish champions from Brazil in 2017.

Vinicius Junior’s 2021/22 season

At the end of last season, Vinicius scored the winning goal in the Champions League Final. Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0 at the Stade de France and lifted the trophy for the 14th time.

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Vinicius played 52 times in all competitions for Real Madrid last term. Over that time, he racked up 22 goals and 20 assists.

The Brazilian formed a strong relationship with Karim Benzema in the Real attack and has kicked on from previous seasons. Incredibly, he’s still only 21 years old.

Vinicius Junior new contract

When the Brazilian starlet arrived at the Bernabeu in 2017, there was much expectation.

However, the youngster took time to find his feet at Real. He scored just eight goals across his first three seasons, and had limited game time.

This season, meanwhile, everything has clicked into place. And according to Spanish outlet Marca, the Brazilian is set to be rewarded for his performances. Real have tabled an eye-watering contract offer for Vinicius Junior.

The 21-year-old currently gets paid £2.75 million per year, which is set to rise to £8.6 million per year.

The only obstacle appears to be the length. That is because Real are keen to keep the Brazilian at the club until 2028, but the 21-year-old would prefer it to run until 2027.

It is, however, expected to be resolved without any issues.

The ‘anti-state-club clause’

In Vinicius’ new contract, there will be an enormous release clause. Set at an incredible £870 million, the clause is designed to ward off interest from clubs such as Man City, Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle, who all have the backing of states behind them.

In addition, this would increase the already humongous £300 million release clause in his current contract.

One thing is sure – it would take a transfer fee the levels of which we will surely never see to prise the Brazilian away from the Bernabeu.

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