Vinicius Jr, a Brazilian forward, has extended his contract with Real Madrid

extended his contract with Real Madrid

Vinicius Jr, the Real Madrid forward, has extended his contract until 2027.

The 23-year-old Brazilian international has 63 goals in 235 games and nine trophies with Real Madrid, including the 2022 Champions League.

Vinicius joined for £38 million from Flamengo as an 18-year-old in 2018.

“Hello Madrid fans, I am very happy to renew my contract. It is a dream for me,” he said in a video clip posted to Real’s social media.

“I hope I can continue here for many years, scoring many goals and winning many titles. Thank you very much for the love. Hala Madrid!”

Vinicius finished sixth in the voting for the men’s Ballon d’Or, which was won by Argentina forward Lionel Messi and was awarded the Socrates Award for his work off the field on Monday.

Vinicius founded a foundation that builds schools in impoverished areas and invests in education in Brazil.

He has won two La Liga titles, two Spanish Super Cups, two Club World Cups, the Copa Del Rey, and the European Super Cup during his time at Real.

However, he has received racist abuse from opposing fans on several occasions.