Real Madrid must address contract situation of underpaid Vinicius Junior

Real Madrid have a situation they need to address with Vinicius Junior.

The winger is enjoying his best ever season wearing the white of Real Madrid having arrived at the club as a tender 16-year-old.

He is now 21, and following the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti in the summer, he has gone from strength-to-strength.

With only around a third of the season played, Vinicius has scored nine and assisted five in 14 games across all competitions, creating or scoring a goal in every game on average.

That’s the sort of consistency Real Madrid have wanted from the young winger over recent seasons, and now that he is producing it, he is due a new contract.

Still on the same contract he signed as a 16-year-old, Vinicius is the third lowest earner in the first-team, according to Diario AS, with only Andriy Lunin and Jesus Vallejo earning less.

With a contract until 2024 and desperate to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu, Vinicius said this week that he was not concerned over the timing of his next contract offer, which will inevitably include improved terms.

But this is a situation Real Madrid must address as they look to continue getting the best out of their star winger.

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