In a surprising twist, Real Madrid are open to selling Vinicius Jr in order to fund a deal for Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spain.
Vinicius, known for his dynamic play, recently showcased his skills with a remarkable hat-trick against Barcelona in the Supercopa final. This performance is a part of his overall contribution of 136 goals in 241 appearances for Real Madrid. Despite his success, the arrival of Mbappe, a top-rated player, could challenge his position on the team.
Mbappe’s potential move from Paris Saint-Germain to Madrid is much discussed, with the possibility of him joining on a free transfer. However, his expected weekly wages of £600,000 would bring the total cost of his contract to a significant £30 million annually, summing up to £150m over the entire period.
In light of these financial implications, the Spanish outlet Sport reports that Real Madrid might entertain selling Vinicius for the right price.
Manchester United, backed by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS group after their investment approval by the Premier League, are reportedly ready to bid £130m for the Brazilian star.
The potential transfer raises questions about Vinicius’ willingness to join United, especially considering they are not currently positioned for Champions League play.
The Red Devils are lagging eight points behind the fourth position, with Arsenal holding an additional game advantage.
With the expected full control by Sir Jim Ratcliffe in early February, Manchester United is set to undergo a significant overhaul. This includes the appointment of a new CEO, a sporting director, and a head of recruitment to manage football operations.