The Brazil international has set the record straight on his future amid reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Vinicius Junior has pledged his future to the ‘biggest club in the world’, Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old winger enjoyed his finest campaign in 2021/22. In 52 appearances across all competitions, he provided 22 goals and 20 assists to help Los Blancos clinch the Champions League and La Liga titles.
His performances fueled reports of interest from PSG, with some claiming the Parisian club urged the player to not extend his contract – which runs until 2024 – at Real Madrid.
Paris Saint-Germain advised Vinicius Junior against renewing his contract with Real Madrid and offered him a 40 million euro per season deal to join the Ligue 1 club once his current agreement expires. #psg #RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/J9qO6TsYpg
— Football Transfer live news (@football_newsK) June 19, 2022
Vinicius only wants Real Madrid
In an interview with SporTV, however, Vinicius made the stance on his future crystal clear.
“I will continue in the biggest club in the world,” he said.
“This is just the beginning. I have many things to conquer. I hope to have many trophies at the end of my career. It’s normal with age [to take time developing]. I skipped many steps in training. I became a professional when I was 16 years old and still not fully formed.
“Real represented a huge amount of pressure, but I had the help of [Karim] Benzema, Marcelo, and Casemiro, who are very experienced players. I have always been evolving. This season was good, so I hope the next one will be better.”
According to various reports, Real Madrid will announce a new contract for Vinicius in July. The Brazilian could earn around €10 million a year as part of the deal, with performance add-on incentives included.