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The $1 billion player Manchester United want to steal from Real Madrid

The Red Devils need to sign stars and they targeted this forward.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

Ratcliffe wants to sign new stars.
Ratcliffe wants to sign new stars.
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Manchester United have begun a process of renewal. The arrival of new owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who will be in charge of soccer-related decisions, will change a lot of things. For starters, some players who have arrived over the last few years and whose performances have not been convincing, will leave. For example, Jadon Sancho was loaned out to Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season, as was Donny Van de Beek to Eintracht Frankfurt. And others will follow a similar path next summer.

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But that is only part of the plan. It will also require the arrival of new stars to help raise the level of the team and allow them to compete with Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League. The Red Devils have spent a lot of money in recent transfer windows and the results have been disappointing, so now they will have to choose carefully.

According to, the player targeted by the English side is Vinicius Junior. The Brazilian winger has been one of Real Madrid's stars for years and, in fact, was a key player in the 2021/22 Champions League title, scoring the winning goal in the final against Liverpool. However, his future in Spain could be complicated for an unexpected reason.

Los Merengues are interested in signing Kylian Mbappé, who is under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 30. Should they succeed in negotiations, 'Kiki' will become the team's new star and they will want him to be as comfortable as possible. That could be bad news for 'Vini', considering that both usually play in the same sector of the field. That's why it wouldn't be strange if the Spanish side decide to get rid of the winger.

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How much is he worth?

Vinicius Junior recently renewed his contract with Real Madrid until June 30, 2027. There is an exit clause for an amount impossible to pay for any club in the world: $1 billion. However, according to the specialized website Transfermarkt, his market value is $164 million.

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