Real Madrid are looking to offer Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr a six-year contract extension to keep him at the club until 2028, according to Marca.
The 21-year-old’s current deal expires in 2024 but Real Madrid management staff made it a priority for 2022 to retain his services beyond that date.
Vinicius has enjoyed a break out season in which he has scored 20 goals and made 21 assists, including penalties won for his side.
Vinicius Jr has been one of Real Madrid’s star performers with 21 goals in 50 games
Marca reports that renewal talks are now being held in earnest after the Spanish giants had sought to delay negotiations until the end of the season.
His wages are another crucial element of discussion and his wages are set to increase from €3.2million (£2.7million) per year to €10million (£8.5million) with bonuses.
The new deal will also see his release clause rise from €350million (£297.1million) to the €1billion (£848.9million) fee reserved for Real Madrid’s star players.
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No player under the age of 21 has produced more goal contributions for their club than the Brazilian international’s 41 in 2021/22.
He leads the likes of Erling Haaland (36), Karim Adeyemi (31), Charles De Ketelaere (27) and Phil Foden (25), averaging a goal contribution every 99.85 minutes.
And according to Transfermarkt, Vinicius is now the third most valuable player, worth £90 million, behind only Haaland (£135million) and Kylian Mbappe (£144million).
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In Thursday’s 6-0 mauling of Levante in LaLiga, Vinicius scored his first career hat-trick in yet another impressive display for the Spanish champions.
In doing so he became only the third player in Real Madrid’s illustrious history to manage 20 goals and 20 assists in a single season.
The only other two Los Blancos’ players to manage the feat are club legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Vinicius’ (right) hat-trick against Levante in LaLiga on Thursday came inside 38 minutes