Transfer news specialist Fabrizio Romano has given a new update on the future of Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr following his reported discontentment with La Liga authorities.
The Brazilian winger was repeatedly subjected to racial abuse by the home fans on Sunday in Real Madrid’s ill-tempered 1-0 loss to Valencia.
According to the BBC, Vinicius tried to bring the referee’s attention to one Valencia fan in the second half. Although the game was briefly paused because of the racist chants from the home fans, it did little to quell the player’s anger as the incidents were nothing new.
The Brazilian forward has been targeted by racist chants severally this season. He was later sent off close to the end of the game for an altercation with Valencia’s Hugo Duro.
After the game, Vinicius took to Instagram and Twitter to slam La Liga, stating that they ‘allowed’ racism.
However, he also stated that he would fight the racists even if it meant he would do so far away from La Liga.
The incident on Sunday and the player’s reaction led to rumours that Vinicius is departing the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, Romano has quashed those rumours stating that the Brazilian has no plans to leave Real Madrid in the immediate future.
The Italian gave the update via a Twitter post:
“Understand Vinicius Júnior is absolutely not considering to leave Real Madrid — despite recent reports.
“Feeling of those close to Vini is that he only wants to stay and beat racism in Spain. No other way.”
Romano added that Real Madrid and Vinicius have already agreed terms on a new deal:
“Also, a new long-term deal has already been signed months ago.
Vinicius has been Real Madrid’s most consistent player this season, recording 23 goals and 21 assists in 54 matches across all competitions.