According to Spain’s “Marca” report, Real Madrid and Venezius have entered the final stage of contract renewal negotiations, Real Madrid hope to finalize the contract renewal with him this week.
Real Madrid hope to officially announce the completion of the contract extension in July, when the players will return from the holiday, but the club expects to reach an agreement as soon as possible.
The only aspect to be agreed upon is the duration of the new contract, with the current contract ending in 2024. Real Madrid have proposed an extension to 2028, but Vinicius wants to renew until 2026 or 2027.
Real Madrid are willing to increase his annual salary from the current 3.2 million euros (potentially 4 million euros based on bonuses) to a maximum of 10 million euros, some of which are floating payments.
His contract break clause will also skyrocket, from 350 million euros to 1 billion euros. This is the amount that Real Madrid have set for their big stars in an effort to keep oil clubs away from their best players.
In the case of Venezius, this is only symbolic, as he has never listened to offers from various suitors, even though he has faced criticism in the past.
It is reported that Venetius has already invested in a house in Madrid, and it seems that he does not plan to leave in the short term.
Vinicius was Real Madrid’s third-most minutes played last season and was the team’s second-leading scorer with 22 goals and 20 assists.