Manchester City have shown interest in Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior, according to reports in Spain.
Vinicius joined Real Madrid from Flamengo as a teenager in 2018. Over time, his role has become more and more prominent. Since the start of the season, he has managed 31 games, ahead of 38 games the following season and 49 games.
But this is the current campaign in which Vinicius has really shown that he is on the right track to fulfill his potential. He already has 15 goals from 27 games so far. In doing so, he has scored as many times as in the past three seasons together.
Vinicius has also worked to increase the pace internationally. After his debut with Brazil in 2019, he added eight more matches in 2021. Although he is still waiting for his first goal at the Seleção.
But what he was doing in Europe at the club level was remarkable. actually, Vinicius has been linked with Manchester United And the like because of his level at Real Madrid.
but according to the NationalUnited may now face competition from rivals Manchester City.
The Spanish source reports that City have just sold Ferran Torres to Barcelona. There was insistence that they would not sign a replacement, but they had the funds to do so if they wanted.
In addition to, Raheem Sterling still faces an uncertain future, after being instructed to make the same conversion as Torres. He could leave City short in a major division.
And the National They think that their favorite target, if they decide to act, will be Vinicius Jr.
In fact, the outlet claims that Pep Guardiola has contacted the 21-year-old’s agents.
The real response to Vinicius Jr.’s interest
But Real Madrid will work to secure his services in the long term. Under contract already until 2024, Vinicius will soon be the subject of renewal talks in the Spanish capital.
Presumably he wants a big pay raise to reward his good form. Therefore, Real President Florentino Perez is ready to enter into negotiations, realizing how much interest there may be in the number 20 from afar.
City may be one of their main candidates, but Los Blancos will try to hold them back.
For now, Vinicius hopes to continue to thrive under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti, who has given him the confidence and platform he needs throughout.
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Man City, another Brazilian eye
Looking to the longer term future, City have also been linked with a teenage talent at Vinicius’ former club, Flamengo.
City are said to be preparing a massive bid to tempt Flamengo to sell Matthews Franca – The next big thing in Brazil.
The 17-year-old midfielder has made a huge impact this season with Flamengo, scoring two goals and adding two goals from 20 games.
He is attracting the attention of a host of clubs across Europe, with Real Madrid already keeping a close eye on him.
However, according to BulavibeIt seems that City are the most likely to sign the player. They write that the Blues are “offering a truckload of money” to entice the flamingo to sell it.
They are said to like his “profile talents” and “won’t measure efforts” to ensure his signature is secured.
Furthermore, it is understood that City have already made contact with the player’s representatives.
The difficulty for City is that Flamengo have suspended a massive €100m release clause in their deal, so they are not under selling pressure.
In fact, while he wouldn’t ask for anything like that right now, it would take a significant amount of money to convince them to sell Franca.
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