Pay up, Real Madrid! Vinicius Jr deserves all the money Los Blancos can throw at him
Vinicius Jr's emphatic finish against Manchester City wasn't the type of goal he usually scores. This strike, a 20-yard screamer that singed the fingertips of Ederson, was an unexpected effort from a player who has spent his career weaving his way into the opposition box.
But now, that same winger can now hit them from distance — and have the confidence to do so in big games. Such an evolution is the hallmark of a footballer who is constantly improving. And it's perhaps been lost in the carousel of chaos that is Real Madrid's season, but Vinicius keeps getting better.
At this point, there are very few attacking players who are more impactful, versatile, or exciting to watch in the world. Once regarded as a failure, too flamboyant and inefficient for the top levels of European football, Vinicius has become arguably the best in the world at his position.
Although Vinicius is out of contract next season, Real Madrid are calm about the situation. The renewal, according to reliable sources, has been agreed and will be announced soon. His Madridismo has never been in doubt and he is expected to play in Madrid white for years to come.
Still, regardless of how or when this gets announced, one thing is clear: Real Madrid need to pay Vinicius whatever it takes to keep him at Santiago Bernabeu for as long as they can.