Vinicius’ current deal with Real Madrid runs until 2024, but his outstanding performances on the pitch this season may force Los Blancos to renew their prodigious forward’s deal already and to offer him a wage increase.
The club are aware that the Brazilian represents both the present and the future of Real Madrid. With his market value having skyrocketed over the last few months, Los Blancos may look to increase his salary, which is currently one of the lowest in the team.
Despite their policy dictating that they negotiate player renewals two years before their deals are set to expire, it wouldn’t be the first time that Real Madrid make an exception. In fact, last summer they reached an agreement with Thibaut Courtois to extend his contract until 2027, despite signing him in 2018 on a six-year deal.
Comparisons with Mbappe
Vinicius is currently earning 3.5 million euros gross per season, but his salary could potentially skyrocket to 10m euros gross per year following the next contract renewal.
In the event that Kylian Mbappe joins Los Blancos in summer, the club may be forced to improve Vinicius’ terms to avoid status comparisons between the two talented forwards.
After scoring nine times and producing five assists in 14 games so far this season, Vinicius’ current value is well above the 45m euros he cost.
Mbappe, Vinicius and the new Bernabeu
Real Madrid are prepared to turn Vinicius into one of the highest-paid players in their squad and simultaneously raise his 700m euro buyout clause.
In the Brazilian forward, they have found a player who could offer them both the sporting and financial power that they’ve been seeking, through his performances on the pitch and his brand name off it.
Meanwhile, by signing Mbappe, Real Madrid could bring together two of the most prodigious youngsters in European football. The possibility of having both on the renovated Estadio Santiago Bernabeu’s pitch next season will boost both their brand name and their attempts to return to European football’s pinnacle.