Manchester United are reportedly ready to table a bumper contract offer in order to lure Vinicius Junior away from Real Madrid.
According to a report from El Nacional, Manchester United are prepared to step up their pursuit of in-form Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior and submit an improved offer to pry him away from the Spanish capital club.
Since joining Real Madrid from Flamengo in 2018, Vinicius has developed into one of the most exciting young footballers in the game. While the Brazilian had shown signs of his immense potential in his first few seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, he has thrived boundlessly in the ongoing campaign, leading the team’s title charge along with Karim Benzema.
Indeed, Vinicius has already plundered ten goals and set up seven more from 17 appearances across all competitions. The 21-year-old has been directly involved in a goal every 79 minutes he has been on the pitch. Naturally, his form has piqued the interest of clubs across Europe, none more so than Manchester United.
The Red Devils are going through a bit of a muddle following a run of disastrous results, which resulted in the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this past weekend. Despite their continued struggles, the 20-time English champions retain lofty ambitions and, buoyed by the investment of their new main sponsors ‘TeamViewer’, are ready to go big again in the transfer market.
This past summer, Manchester United invested heavily in bringing Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane to Old Trafford, while they also signed Cristiano Ronaldo on a lucrative contract. They are now planning to add Vinicius Junior to their attacking arsenal, as the club’s owners look to bring back the glory days to Old Trafford.
It had recently been reported that the Mancunian giants had tabled a contract offer worth a bumper €16 million per year to Vinicius. However, their attempts were rebuffed by the Brazilian international. That has seemingly not dissuaded the Premier League outfit, who are now believed to be ready to make an even bigger offer while also being willing to offer a huge transfer fee to Real Madrid for his services.
Vinicius, however, has his heart set on a stay at Real Madrid and wants to sign a new contract with the club. He had previously indicated that the wages would not matter as long as he got a new deal. However, the report states that he might demand the same amount of money that Manchester United are willing to pay, which could force Florentino Perez to rethink his stance on the 21-year-old come summer next year.
As things stand, it seems like Manchester United are prepared to go all-out for the signing of Vinicius. However, it remains to be seen whether they can change the player and Real Madrid’s stance with big-money offers.