Pep Guardiola has reportedly been in touch with the agents of Real Madrid sensation Vinicius Jr.
The Brazilian’s performance levels have gone up another gear this season, with Vinicius scoring 15 and assisting nine in all competitions for the La Liga winners.
Vinicius has been one of Real’s most consistent performers alongside talisman Karim Benzema, who he has developed a telepathic understanding with in attack.
The 21-year-old is expected to be the main man for Real for years to come but according to El Nacional
In fact, Guardiola is such a fan of the winger that he has personally contacted Vinicius’ representatives in order to thrash out a stunning deal.
City recently offloaded Ferran Torres to Barcelona for a fee of £55 million and are looking to bring in another major attacker.
Vinicius has a contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2024 but it’s believed he is hoping for new and improved terms.
Real have been heavily linked with both Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland ahead of the summer window, yet Florentino Perez recognises Vinicius’ importance and wants to press ahead with contract talks.
He is currently earning €3.5 million a year in the Spanish capital and it’s said Perez is willing to double his wage and add a €1 billion release clause into his contract.
The player himself has already reiterated his desire to achieve big things with Los Blancos and even showed his respect to the club by stepping over the crest.
“It was always my dream [to join Real Madrid],” Vinicius said in a recent interview with Post United.
“Every kid in Brazil dreams of playing here because there were many Brazilians who succeeded here and I want to make history like them. We are working to achieve that.”
The former Flamengo man joined Real in a €46 million move in 2018.
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