As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Real Madrid board views Vinicius Jr as their answer to Mbappe

Real Madrid are planning a major signing ceremony for Vinicius Junior's new contract.

Marca says Real management view Vini Jr as the high profile player to fill the void left by PSG striker Kylian Mbappe's snub.

It will be a special day and that's what the club wants because they know that he is the player called to make a difference on the pitch and off it in both sporting and financial terms.

The Real Madrid directors want the signing of the deal to be something of a show. They believe Vinicius deserves recognition, which comes in the form of a contract renewal.

He has charisma, personality and absolute commitment to Real Madrid. Circumstances have meant that the role Mbappe was going to occupy has been taken on by the Brazilian and this has felt natural.

The new contract makes it clear that he already has the status of a special and different footballer, while he will now be among the best paid players in the squad.

Video of the day:

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free