Brasilian Forward Vinicius Junior And Real Madrid Football club have agreed to a contract extension till 2027.
The club stated, “Real Madrid and Vinicius Jr. have reached an agreement to prolong the player’s contract, effectively tying him to the team until the end of June 2027.”
Vinicius Junior, who is currently 23 years old, initially joined Real Madrid in 2018, making the transition from the Brazilian club Flamengo.
Over the years, he has evolved into one of the standout performers in La Liga, notably contributing by scoring the winning goal in last year’s Champions League final against Liverpool.
His previous contract was set to expire at the conclusion of this season.
Reports in the local media had indicated that an extension had been agreed upon the previous year, but it was officially confirmed on Tuesday.
The club provided no financial details, but Spanish media reported the arrangement includes a one-billion euro ($1.06 billion) release clause—identical to those inserted into the contracts of several Barcelona youngsters.
Vinicius finished sixth Monday in this year’s Ballon d’Or voting and also received the Socrates award, named after the Brazil icon, in recognition of his humanitarian work.