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Real Madrid finalising contract details for three players: Vinicius Jr, Fede Valverde & Camavinga

The Spanish club are set to tie down a trio of first team regulars, with colossal release clauses for each of them.

The Spanish club are set to tie down a trio of first team regulars, with colossal release clauses for each of them.
PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUAFP

Real Madrid are preparing the final details for the contract renewals of three of their main stars: Vinícius Júnior, Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga, with the extensions set to be announced over the coming days.

Reports in Spain suggest that all three will receive new deals with increased wages and significant buy-out clauses - with numbers up to €1 billion ($1.06b) being suggested. This move from Real Madrid will not only keep their young side together, it will also serve to deter any potential bids from clubs looking to cherry pick talent from the Spanish capital.

Vini has already agreed a new deal

Various Spanish media outlets have reported that the renewal of winger Vini Jr, who is currently on international duty with Brazil, has been signed and sealed for over a year, with the presentation of the player’s new contract actually set for last week. However, the plans were put on hold when it was revealed that club president, Florentino Pérez, was suffering from covid-19.

The businessman has since recovered and the details surrounding Vini Jr’s presentation will soon be made official. Vinicius’ previous contract ended in 2024 and his new deal will see it extended until 2027. Within the new deal the player will be given a significant salary increase which will put him towards the top end of the wage bill in the squad, as well as going from €700 million to a €1 billion release clause. There are also reports that say the player’s contract will include a €1 million bonus if he wins the Ballon d’Or. He will join Rodrygo and Militão on the list of Brazilian talent to extend their deals with the club.

Valverde’s €1 billion release clause

Fede Valverde is another player who is set to receive a new deal at Real Madrid. The Uruguayan has become a firm fixture in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI and scored 12 goals in total last season, either playing on the right of attack or as a part of a midfield three. His engine on the right side of the pitch has proved to be a valuable tool for Los Blancos, and Valverde was a key part of Real Madrid’s 14th Champions League success, providing the assist for Vinicius Jr’s winning goal against Liverpool in 2022. His rocket shot has also caught the eye, with cannonball goals becoming a staple of his footballing repertoire.

Reports suggest that the deal has already been signed and that official confirmation is all that is left. The 25-year-old had a contract until 2027 but has agreed to add an extra year to the deal with a release clause of €1 billion, which Cope in Spain call the “anti-Saudi” part of the deal.

Fede Valverde stats (Sofascore)
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Camavinga set to sign until 2028

Finally, Eduardo Camavinga is said to have also extended his deal with the club, keeping him in Spain until at least 2028 (his current deal was due to run out in 2025). Along with Valverde, Camavinga’s flexibility on the pitch has served Carlo Ancelotti greatly, as the player has functioned both as a central midfielder and a left back on plenty of occasions over the past couple of seasons.

Despite openly admitting to not enjoying the role, at times the Frenchman has been the most secure defensive option for Los Blancos, filling in superbly well inn the absence of a natural left-sided defender. His deal will also see a €1 billion release clause for the same reasons as the aforementioned pair of players: the fear of the middle-east is real at Real Madrid, and Florentino Pérez is not prepared to see his star names leave in search of money.

Camavinga signed for Real Madrid in 2021 and he has already won 1 LaLiga title, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Champions League, 1 Spanish Super Cup, 1 UEFA Super Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup.