BREAKING: Vinicius set to sign new contract with Real Madrid until 2026, release clause worth $1 billion (Fabrizio Romano)

Vinicius Junior is reportedly set to sign a new 4-year deal to keep him at Real Madrid until 2026. The deal will be announced in July with a release clause of over $1 billion.

The 21-year-old was a vital player for Los Blancos during the 2021-22 campaign, scoring 22 goals and registering 20 assists in 52 appearances in all competitions.

The Brazil international scored 17 goals and provided 13 assists in 35 La Liga appearances last term, while he also struck four times and registered seven assists in 13 Champions League outings, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side won both trophies during the 2021-22 campaign.

Vinicius still has more than two years left to run on his contract at Bernabeu, but he is believed to be one of the lowest earners at the club despite his importance.

Vinicius has scored 36 goals and registered 43 assists in 170 appearances for Real Madrid since making the move to the Spanish capital from Flamengo.

A recent report claimed that the proposed new deal could see the attacker triple his salary to around €9m (£7.7m) net per season, which would reflect his importance to the side.

Vinicius scored the only goal of the 2022 Champions League final against Liverpool at the end of May, finding the back of the net in the 59th minute to hand Ancelotti’s side a 1-0 win.

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