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Vinicius would welcome Kylian Mbappé move to Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappé has long been linked with Real Madrid and Vinicius Junior hopes the France forward moves to the Spanish capital.

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Vinicius would welcome Kylian Mbappé move to Real Madrid
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Vinicius Junior would welcome Kylian Mbappé at Real Madrid as there is no player who would not want the Paris Saint-Germain forward as a team-mate.

Mbappé's PSG contract expires at the end of the season and the Ligue 1 giants reportedly rejected a staggering €220million bid for the France forward in August.

PSG have been critical of Madrid's open pursuit of Mbappé, with sporting director Leonardo suggesting they should be punished for unsettling the 22-year-old.

In-form Los Blancos forward Vinicius hopes to be lining up alongside the former Monaco star for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

"All the players want to play with Mbappé. He is a great player, like Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi were. He represents the new generation that comes to stay for many years." the 21-year-old Brazilian said in an interview with Esporte Interativo.

Soccer Football - LaLiga - Elche v Real Madrid - Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, Elche, Spain - October 30, 2021 Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior celebrates scoring their second goal with Eder Militao REUTERS/Pablo Morano
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Soccer Football - LaLiga - Elche v Real Madrid - Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, Elche, Spain - October 30, 2021 Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior celebrates scoring their second goal with Eder Militao REUTERS/Pablo MoranoPABLO MORANOREUTERS

Vinicius to the rescue

Vinicius, who scored both goals in a 2-1 LaLiga win at Elche on Saturday, also called for stronger action to be taken after he was racially abused during Madrid's Clásico win at Barcelona last weekend.

The incident occurred as Vinicius made his way around the Camp Nou pitch after being substituted in the 87th minute.

LaLiga report racist abuse of Vinicius

LaLiga reported the abuse to the Prosecutor's Office in Barcelona in case it constitutes a hate crime. 

Vinicius said: "When they changed me, I did see a child making a gesture to me but as it was a child I passed ... but then an older person insulted me and I pointed to him so that he knew I had seen him. I don't usually give importance to these things, I prefer to focus in my game."

He added: "I think they do deserve harsher punishments, so they don't do those things again."

Vinicius took his tally to seven goals in 11 LaLiga games in 2021-22 with his double against Elche, more than he managed in his previous two seasons combined, as Los Blancos claimed a 2-1 win at the Martinez Valero.

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