Real Madrid to hike Vinicius Junior's buy-out to €1 billion
The Brazilian winger's retention clause will be raised to €1 billion. He will sign a six-year extension and earn eight million euros.
Vinicius' buy-out fee will be increased to 1 billion euros, according to reports in ABC. The Brazilian winger's buy-out currently stands at 700 million, but that, plus his wages, will be subjected to changes when his contract is reviewed at the end of this season. As Diario AS reported only recently, Vini, who together with Benzema are the two most in-form players in the Real Madrid squad at the moment, will sign a six-year deal (from 2022 to 2028). His salary will also be subject to a rise, taking him into the second level in the squad's pay scale, alongside the likes of Isco and Marcelo (around eight million euros net per year). In the next level, just above Vinicius, will be Modric and Benzema, who earn around 10 million euros each while the top level earners, Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard take home around 15 million although the Welshman's contract expires next summer.
High earners set to leave at the end of the season
AS has reported that Madrid have plans to renew Vinicius' contract when the current campaign ends. At the moment, Vini only earns more than two players - Lunin and Vallejo, around three million euros - a salary which does not reflect his importance to the team or his contribution. Once Madrid no longer have to pay Marcelo and Isco's salaries (both are out of contract in 2022), they will be able to afford to give Vinicius a pay rise.
It was Vinicius' agent Federico Peña who made a point of highlighting the player's contract in recent declarations to Globo Sporte: "It's to be expected with a player who signs for five or six years (Vinicius signed a six-year deal from 2018 to 2024), that talks with the club to renew terms begin in the final two years of the contract. What will happen? I don't know. Much of it will depend on the club - on how much of a pay rise he will be given, which is the area which most concerns us”.
Vinicius keen to commit to Real Madrid
Vinicus has been willing to collaborate with the club when discussing new terms. He told TNT Sports: “They [Real Madrid] haven't said anything to me. I'm very calm because there's still a lot of time left. Of course I want to renew. Of course I want to stay here for a long time, but I'm very calm about it. The contract I currently have is the one I had when I was 16 years old. It doesn't matter when I'm going to renew or how much I'm going to earn, what matters is the satisfaction of being at the best club in the world”.